ERIC Number: EJ797207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Reference Count: 0
"Crash": Using a Popular Film as an Experiential Learning Activity in a Multicultural Counseling Course
Villalba, Jose A.; Redmond, Rachelle E.
Counselor Education and Supervision, v47 n4 p264-276 Jun 2008
"Crash" (P. Haggis, 2004) depicts the intersection of race, ethnicity, religion, and social class in a culturally and politically charged environment. The result is a film that places the viewer in situations that are void of simple right and wrong solutions. The authors describe an experiential learning activity that is based on using "Crash" to stimulate student awareness and reflection as a part of their affective development. Reactions from students to the use of "Crash" as a teaching tool are shared. Implications for counselor educators and supervisors electing to use this film to address multicultural counseling competence are presented.
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Experiential Learning, Films, Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Emotional Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
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