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ERIC Number: EJ1092141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
Using Films as a Tool for Active Learning in Teaching Sociology
Moskovich, Yaffa; Sharf, Simha
Journal of Effective Teaching, v12 n1 p53-63 2012
This study aims to examine and demonstrate practices, elements and techniques employed by the action research method. It examines the use of films in sociology instruction in college, and the influence of films on the development of students' understanding of human nature. Based on the professional experience of the authors films utilize and enhance the teaching-learning process, the study describes two courses that incorporate film viewing. The class discussions following the screenings were guided by the teacher, and involved student response and interaction. The study addresses the use of films as a teaching method employed to facilitate the comprehension of sociological concepts by specific instruction, to ensure a better outcome in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel
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