The presentation examines how films commonly used to teach diversity affect students' attitudes, values, and beliefs. Discussion will cover film pedagogy (benefits and challenges); Social Dominance Orientation (the mechanisms by which cultural hierarchies are espoused); Transportation into Narrative Worlds (the processes by which a reader or viewer is transported (absorbed) emotionally and cognitively into a fictional narrative film; a research study overview; and results and implications for faculty.
Christina Joy Thomas, WCU Student Volunteer
Dr. Brian C. Johnson, Instructor, Academic Enrichment and Mass Communications, Bloomsburg University
Dr. Brian C. Johnson is a faculty member in the department of academic enrichment at Bloomsburg University. He earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Communications Media. His publications include Reel Diversity: A Teacher’s Sourcebook and We’ve Scene It All Before: Using Film Clips in Diversity Awareness Training.