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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2015
Subcultural groups sometimes wish to have their stories included in the national story as a way to emphasize their contributions to society and overcome the emergent negative attitudes of a dominant group. Movies can depict historical events in a way that shapes public attitudes, leaving a more persuasive view than a history book or a conversation…
Descriptors: Films, History Instruction, African Americans, Audiences
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Davis, Pryce R.; Russ, Rosemary S. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2015
The fields of science education and science communication share the overarching goal of helping non-experts and non-members of the professional science community develop knowledge of the content and processes of scientific research. However, the specific audiences, methods, and aims employed in the two fields have evolved quite differently and as…
Descriptors: Science Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Scientific Research, Audiences
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D'Olimpio, Laura – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2015
There is a traditional debate in analytic aesthetics that surrounds the classification of film as Art. While much philosophy devoted to considering film has now moved beyond this debate and accepts film as a mass art, a subcategory of Art proper, it is worth reconsidering the criticism of film pre-Deleuze. Much of the criticism of film as…
Descriptors: Films, Aesthetics, Criticism, Classification
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Schonfeld, Roger C. – College & Research Libraries, 2015
In many academic and professional fields, the society-sponsored journal has for a century had a unique position in scholarly discourse. An annual meeting and conference provided intellectual exchange and social stimulation, while the journal provided a more formal mechanism to communicate, to review, to evaluate, and to certify. Changes in…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Library Science, Periodicals, Publishing Industry
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Roberts, Candice D.; Stein, Susan – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2015
Archetypes are characters recognizable by media consumers that operate at a subconscious level and often elicit strong emotional responses. Popular Hollywood films addressing issues of the environment offer hero and villain figures that demonstrate strong archetypal characteristics. Surrounding the intricate characters, many of these films also…
Descriptors: Films, Environmental Education, Environment, Audiences
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Lee, Othelia Eun-Kyoung; Priester, Mary Ann – Journal of Social Work Education, 2015
This observational study explored the use of films to create a forum to engage various audiences, including the general public, social work students, and socioeconomically disadvantaged youths. Three film events were held at a large public university. Participant feedback via online forums and panel discussions was analyzed to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Social Work, Films, Disadvantaged Youth
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Spanke, Jeff; Paul, Kristina Ayers – Gifted Child Today, 2015
In this article, we--a former high school language arts instructor and former K-3 gifted resource teacher--reflect on critical experiences with students that, although unique in scope, are bound together through a common concern: How can teachers provide meaningful writing experiences for talented young writers? We advocate for the use of high-end…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Writing Assignments, Learning Theories, Talent Development
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Kaufman, James C. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2015
In this commentary on the papers in the special issue, I discuss how many of the standard questions and debates in the field of creativity research tend to focus on the individual creator. The welcome recent resurgence of interest in questions of context, interaction, culture, and audience--as on full display in this special issue--is cause to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Behavior Theories, Research, Context Effect
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Kress, Gunther – AILA Review, 2015
This article imagines a tussle between Multimodality, focused on "modes," and Applied Linguistics (AL), based on "language." A Social Semiotic approach to MM treats "speech" and "writing" as modes with distinct affordances, and, as all modes, treats them as "partial" means of communication. The…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Applied Linguistics, Audiences, Writing (Composition)
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Breel, Astrid – Research in Drama Education, 2015
This article explores the aesthetics and ethics of participatory performance through "The Oh Fuck Moment" by Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe, a performance that aesthetically explores ethically troubling material and manipulation. Ethical criticism of participatory art in recent years has focused on the way the audience member is…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Ethics, Performance, Theater Arts
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Yocco, Victor S.; Bruskotter, Jeremy; Wilson, Robyn; Heimlich, Joseph E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Effectively communicating environmental issues to motivate visitors' behavior is critical for zoos to accomplish their missions. We examined the relationship between zoo visitors' environmental concern and agreement with messages framed by environmental concern. Findings from two zoos (N = 298; N = 400), using two message formats, provided nearly…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Animals, Environmental Education, Audiences
Liu, Jack Jinghui – Online Submission, 2015
English learners have more access to communicate with different purposeful audiences across the Three Concentric Circles of English (Kachu, 1985): the Inner Circle, the Outer Circle and the Expanding Circle. However, young language learners' purposeful audience as a focus of communication has not been emphasized as much as other linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, High School Students
Fedorov, Alexander; Livitskaya, Anastasia – Online Submission, 2015
The article analyzes the results of the international survey "Synthesis of Media Literacy Education and Media Criticism in the Modern World," conducted by the authors in May-July 2014. 64 media educators, media critics, and researchers in the field of media education and media culture participated in the survey, representing 18…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Journalism Education, Criticism
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Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma, Ed.; Thakur, Vijay Singh; Roscoe, Adrian – IGI Global, 2015
Educators continue to strive for advanced teaching methods to bridge the gap between native and non-native English speaking students. Lessons on written forms of communication continue to be a challenge recognized by educators who wish to improve student comprehension and overall ability to write clearly and expressively. "Methodologies for…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Doramajian, Caroline; Bukowski, William M. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study investigated the prospective association between moral disengagement and bystander behaviors in bullying situations, including both defending and passive bystanding. A diverse sample of Canadian school children (N = 130; 68 boys and 62 girls; mean age = 11.36 years) participated in a three-wave longitudinal study over a 4-month period.…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Behavior, Bullying, Victims
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