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ERIC Number: EJ824857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
"Life" in Movies
Berumen, Michael L.
Science Teacher, v75 n9 p26-31 Dec 2008
As biology teachers, we should embrace the ever-increasing appearance of biology in movies and other media as an opportunity to engage students in active learning and to facilitate critical-thinking and investigative skills in the classroom. In this article, the author provides examples and strategies from his experience using popular movies in classes ranging from kindergarten to university-level courses. These strategies aim to convert students' enthusiasm for cinema into science learning experiences that develop their ability to discover science in their everyday lives. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A