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ERIC Number: EJ1054423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
"The Flying Man": The Power of Visual Media in Social Education
Pearcy, Mark
Journal of Education, v195 n1 p39-46 2015
The visual arts and media historically employed by teachers as a corollary to "traditional" social education can play a more vital role in promoting critical inquiry among students. The use of short films like "The Flying Man" (2013), a 2013 motion picture which depicts an almost mythic vigilante in a realistic world, can help educators highlight relevant contemporary issues and support an active, constructivist role for student critique. This article describes the role of visual media, the applications of visual art pedagogy, and the potential of works like "The Flying Man" to foster critical inquiry in a nontraditional manner.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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