Teaching With Film
In a project coordinated between the 2015 Michigan Developmental Education Consortium Conference (MDEC) and the 2015 Multicultural Fair held at Schoolcraft College, students created lesson plans that teach a specific course concept while internationalizing the course.
- "Avoid Stereotyping by Understanding What It Is"
Stella (2009) [7:24] provides an instructor with a way to facilitate a class discussion on how we can avoid stereotyping by understanding what it is and why we do it.
- "Is There a Limit to Self Expression?"
French for Foreigners (2013) [12:36] touches on a very controversial topic in multiple countries: Is there a limit to self expression?
- "Karma Lesson Plan"
Nirnayam (2012) [1:33] provides a way to discuss what students think Karma is and how it relates to Buddhism.
- "The Lesson of Perfection in Health and Wellness"
Perfection(2004) [6:24] showcases what could happen if an individual attempts to be perfect their whole life. Using this plan will remind the students that trying their best is important, but trying to be "perfect" all the time will lead to an unhappy, unhealthy life.
- "The Lessons of Mr. Hublot in Philosophy and Ethics"
Mr. Hublot (2013) [11:03] raises many questions regarding empathy and artificial intelligence.
- "Lost Memories and Social Media Obsession"
The short film Lost Memories (2002) [2:48] takes a glance into social media obsession. This topic will relate to psychology and our human face-to-face interaction.
- "Teaching 'Imperialism' with Lutinus"
By utilizing an international film Lutinus (2011) [6:06], students are introduced to the concept of imperialism.
- "Teaching 'Sacred Consumption' with an International Film"
By incorporating Something Nice (2013) [6:55] when teaching the concept of "sacred consumption" in a business class, you show that this is a universal, human concept.
- "Teaching 'Schizophrenia' Using a Foreign Film"
By screening Schizophrenia (2012) [3:25] during an abnormal psychology course, you can easily cover the subject as well as give students a further understanding of what it may be like to live with schizophrenia.
- Additional Lesson plans are still being prepared for publication.