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ERIC Number: ED407666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 21
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Science Fiction: Popular Culture as Reading and Learning Motivation.
Ontell, Val
Tools for teaching students how to question intelligently are badly needed. Science fiction provides many such tools in a variety of subjects by stimulating the imagination and thus motivating students to learn. Such vehicles are available at all grade levels. From Mark Twain and H.G. Wells to Anne McCaffrey and Isaac Asimov, novels and short stories provide the grist for discussion in such subjects as psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, English composition, and science. Genre films and television shows can also be used to provide reading motivation and subject area content. This paper provides examples of how librarians and teachers can use a wide range of science fiction materials as teaching aids. (Contains a 110-item list of individual works, literature series, individual films, and television series cited.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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