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ERIC Number: EJ1022676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
"Reel" Character Education: Using Film to Promote Global Citizenship
Russell, William Benedict, III; Waters, Stewart
Childhood Education, v89 n5 p303-309 2013
This article explores using films to spark moral dilemma discussions and thereby promote critical thinking and character education for global citizenship in elementary classrooms. After clarifying some of the basic concepts associated with the fields of character education and global citizenship, and the interrelationship between the two, the authors provide a rationale and model for using films as part of these efforts. A filmography presents relevant, English-language films that may be used to facilitate moral dilemma discussions in elementary classrooms. As character education remains a focal point in education policies worldwide, the authors emphasize the relevance of using such film-based moral dilemma discussions to create unique opportunities for stimulating intellectual and moral growth. The authors also note the value of promoting media literacy skills through critical analysis and dialogue, to help students become critical consumers of information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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