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ERIC Number: EJ868416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1049-0965
Making Movies Active: Lessons from Simulations
Sunderland, Sheri; Rothermel, Jonathan C.; Lusk, Adam
PS: Political Science and Politics, v42 n3 p543-547 Jul 2009
Movies have a long and distinguished history in the political science and international relations classrooms; they provide connections between abstract theories and concepts and concrete everyday practices. However, traditional approaches to teaching movies in the political science and international relations classrooms allow for passive student learning, where students watch the movie and then react. We propose using insights from simulations to help resolve these problems with using movies in the classroom. In this article, we outline the learning methods and approaches of simulations, and then apply them to movies in the international relations classroom.
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Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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