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Kenna, Joshua L.; Waters, Stewart – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Geography is a fun and exciting discipline involving the interrogation of place and space. Film is a powerful and meaningful tool, which also transmits perceptions of place and space. Therefore, this article builds a rationale for utilizing film in the teaching of geography, particularly animated film. Next, it discusses two classroom-tested…
Descriptors: Geography, Films, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Domke, Lisa M.; Weippert, Tracy L.; Apol, Laura – Reading Teacher, 2018
When using film adaptations of children's literature, teachers often limit learning opportunities to comparisons and contrasts of film and text or use movies as rewards. To develop deeper understandings of film adaptations of literature, students must learn that film adaptations do not merely translate a text but rather reenvision it within a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Childrens Literature, Creativity
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Mishra, Samina – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Using the experience of teaching film in the International Baccalaureate programme, this article presents the intellectual and emotional learning that film can enable as well as the possibilities of using film as a pedagogic tool for the collaborative construction of knowledge.
Descriptors: Global Education, Films, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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Culloty, Eileen; Brereton, Pat – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
As eco-criticism moves in the mainstream of film studies, questions remain about the relationship between ecological film representations and audience understanding. Addressing definitional tensions within eco-film research, this article argues that eco-criticism can be pragmatically grounded in terms of eco-film's pedagogical pertinence for…
Descriptors: Films, Criticism, Environment, Ecology
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Ahn, Claire; Leggo, Carl – Canadian Journal of Education, 2019
Teachers are often portrayed in Hollywood films as superhuman. While these types of films may perpetuate certain stereotypes of teachers, they can also have a great influence. Based on their own teaching experiences, and having viewed and re-viewed the films "Dangerous Minds" (Bruckheimer, Simpson, & Smith, 1995) and "The…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Films, Film Study, Stereotypes
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Sowa, Stephen; Warwick, Ian; Chase, Elaine – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To analyse the production and use of health education films in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. Design: Review of community health education films and their use by three partner organisations. Methods: A focused content analysis of 18 community health education films was conducted, and three exemplar films were selected for more detailed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Films, Health Education, Public Health
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McDermott, Kevin; Hinchion, Carmel; McGivern, Alicia; Meade, Della – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
This article looks back on the professional development offered to teachers of English to support them in their teaching of film since the introduction of film into the English syllabus in Ireland in 1998. It focuses on three inter-related elements: the interpretation or reading of film; the pedagogy that supports this interpretation; the…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Workshops, English Instruction
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Annegarn-Gläß, Michael – Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society, 2016
Academic history has begun only relatively recently to study films as historical sources, and thus far it has focused principally on feature films to the exclusion of nonfictional cinema, despite the use of educational films for propaganda as early as the interwar period. This essay examines the extent to which educational films of this period…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World History, History Instruction, Instructional Films
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Abidi, Syed Hani; Madhani, Sarosh; Pasha, Aamna; Ali, Syed – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2017
This study explores the utility of cinematic films as an adult learning/teaching tool for cultivating an appreciation of moral and ethical values among graduate-level university students. In 2013 and 2014, film courses were offered to first-year medical students at Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, as part of the Humanities and Social…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Adult Education, Moral Values
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Bruch, Anne – Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society, 2016
Since the 1890s early film pioneers used their cinematographic oeuvre for educational and informative purposes. As a result not only did film production companies regard schools as a lucrative emerging market, but progressive teachers also welcomed this new resource for teaching and learning. Soon a professional infrastructure was created and…
Descriptors: Film Study, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Basol, Hasan Çaglar; Kartal, Galip – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Discourse markers (DMs) are significant for fluent speech. Furthermore, they are essential elements of language for conversation organisation, reciprocal relation of interlocutors, productive speaking and comprehension. Although they have critical functions for pragmatic development, they are neglected in language teaching either because of the…
Descriptors: Films, Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nieminen, Marjo – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This article focuses on the bodies of schoolgirls as visualised and represented in a short film of Finnish secondary schools for girls in the 1950s. The film, "Oma tyttökouluni" ("My Own Girls' School") was released in 1957 and was screened in cinemas in advance of feature films. Although the short film was made in a…
Descriptors: Films, Human Body, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Efthimiou, Costas – Physics Education, 2018
"Skyscraper" is a Hollywood action film ("Skyscraper" official film site: www.skyscrapermovie.com) directed and written by Thurber scheduled to be released on 13 July 2018. We present an analysis of the feat shown in the recently released teaser poster and trailer of the film. Although the feat appears to be unrealistic at…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Films, Visual Aids
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Rodgers, Wendy – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Libraries offer a mix of options to serve the film studies curriculum: streaming video, DVDs on Reserve, and streaming DVDs through online classrooms. Some professors screen films and lend DVDs to students. But how do students obtain the films required for their courses? How would they prefer to do so? These are among the questions explored using…
Descriptors: Films, Film Study, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Bergera, Iñaki – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2018
The present paper examines, in a case study format, the use of films, short films and audiovisual documentaries as reasoning and references for design assignments during the first years of an architectural degree course. The aim of this fruitful and comparable experience is not so much to study and verify the well-known synergies between film and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Films, Teaching Methods, Documentaries
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