NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1092170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
Film in the College Classroom: Using "Twilight" to Examine Adolescent Development
Tagsold, Jennifer T.; Decuir-Gunby, Jessica
Journal of Effective Teaching, v12 n3 p87-93 2012
The hit movie saga "Twilight" has made an impact on viewers of all ages. This article seeks to explore the uses of film in psychology classes with a focus on ways in which instructors may find scenes from the "Twilight" series helpful and engaging for students. The authors describe scenes and themes from the first three movies in the series ("Twilight," "New Moon," and "Eclipse") that relate to adolescent development theories, as well as other disciplines, such as English, Sociology, and History. Authors also provide a list of suggestions for using film as a teaching tool.
Journal of Effective Teaching. Center for Teaching Excellence, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. Tel: 910-962-3034; Fax: 910-962-3427; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A