Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Film

Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Film

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Films about education provide many of the most popular interpretations of what teaching and learning mean in schools. An analysis of this medium reveals much about the historical, cultural, political, and philosophical dimensions of education. Timely and engaging, this book fills a gap for scholarly and informed public commentary on the portrayal of education in film, offering a wide range of conceptual and interpretive perspectives. Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Film explores several key questions, including: What does it mean to be a good teacher? How do these good teachers instruct? When is and what makes teaching complex? What constitutes learning? Do educational reforms work? The booka€™s interdisciplinary group of contributors answers these important questions in essays highlighting Hollywood, independent, and documentary films. Prospective and practicing teachers will engage with the thought-provoking educational issues raised in this book and gain insight into the complexities of teaching and learning portrayed in film.much needed curricular framing, one that has helpfully enabled us to examine the tired opposition between ... In the film, we learn that such questions dona#39;t often yield easy answers, yet most are still worth considering. ... Dead Poets Society (1989) Peter Weir (director), Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, USA.

Title:Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Film
Author:Daniel P. Liston, Ian Renga
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-12-05


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