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Education and Movies


By FarhaPublished 4 months ago 4 min read
Education and Movies
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Learning through aesthetics—in which cinema is included—stimulates learner reflection. As emotions play key roles in learning attitudes and changing behavior, teachers must impact learners affective domain. Since feelings exist before concepts, the affective path is a critical path to the rational process of learning. Cinema is the audiovisual version of storytelling. It enhances emotions and therefore sets up the foundation for conveying concepts. Movie experiences act like emotional memories for developing attitudes and keeping them as reflective reference in the daily activities and events. To foster reflection is the main goal in this cinematic teaching set. The purpose is not to show the audience how to incorporate a particular attitude, but rather to promote their reflection and to provide a forum for discussion. In this paper, the authors relate their experiences in cinematic teaching, particularly the effectiveness of the movie-clip methodology, in which multiple movie clips are shown in rapid sequence, along with facilitator comments while the clips are shown. The movie clip method can improve faculty teaching and stimulate their professional growth. Teachers seldom think about themselves and usually lack the time to disclose their feelings. However, they use their own emotions in teaching, so learning proper methods to address their affective side is a complementary way to improve their communication with students. This methodology offers a special environment for fostering open-hearted discussions, helps teachers improve their self-knowledge, and develop closer relationships with colleagues and students through the affective domain. In this paper the authors want to share the methodology and a summary of their experiences in teaching. Although the authors’ field is mostly medical education they have also had some cinematic teaching experience with other audiences, and consequently they want to share with a extensive community of educators. An Appendix is included at the end, with a collection of movie scenes the authors frequently use in medical education.Prima facie it looks weird and ridiculous that movies can also provide education to the children. But it is the fact that your children can get benefits educationally by watching movies. It is true that a person can receive education from anywhere. So movies are also not exception.

There have been a no of movies from which not only the students but also the grown up can learn a lot. In this connection I would mention Three Idiots starring Aamir Khan. This movie can be called the thesis on Indian Education System.

The movie teaches the students not to go after the marks but the knowledge. If you have knowledge, the success shall follow you.

The protagonist ( Aamir Khan ) doesn’t give importance to the marks in the examination system. Rather he had focused on learning. He loved to make machines rather than wasting time in getting bookish knowledge.

He also changed the mindset of his friends and in the end turned out to be very successful. The another movie also has Aamir as the star and name of the movie is Taare Jamin Par.

The movie shows how he helps the mentally abnormal child in his studies. He makes the studies interesting for the students. The movie focuses on the healthy and friendly relationship between the teachers and the taught. The movie rightly says that the teachers must stop behaving like a dictatorUsing storytelling and film as a learning strategy in other contexts has been successful (Blasco, Moreto, Blasco, Levites, & Janaudis, 2015;Vázquez, 2014;Delamarter, 2015). This strategy could be considered to address substance abuse and criminal behavior in incarcerated women as a flexible alternative that engages the emotional and intellectual nature of women dealing with traumatic memories. ...

... The purpose of the qualitative narrative inquiry was to provide counselors who work with incarcerated women the opportunity to share narrative insights as to how film, documentaries, or other avenues of storytelling provided therapeutic support for incarcerated women. Storytelling had been used previously for therapeutic purposes (Blasco et al., 2015;Miller, 2015), though less is known about using film with this population. The narrative analysis research design allowed researchers to gather firsthand accounts of the experiences of participants. ...

... Although storytelling and role play have been efficaciously used in other contexts (Blasco et al., 2015;Vázquez, 2014;Delamarter, 2015), this study highlights drug and alcohol counselors' positive views of these strategies as effective tools in changing behavior in incarcerated women who suffer from drug and alcohol abuse and/or dependence. ...


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