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2017 State System Summit

Session 18

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2017 State System Summit

Address:
13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382


Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433
Email: HMartinez@wcupa.edu

Teaching with Film: Are We Doing the Right Thing?

  • 3:00 PM – 3:55 PM
  • SYKES ROOM 10B

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.

Moderator

Christina Joy Thomas, WCU Student Volunteer

Presenter

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.

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