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EDUC 3900 Chapter --: Jan 31 - Module #4- Film

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EDUC 3900
Dejan Ivkovic

Module #4: Film Hodges,A. L. (2010).Acritical close-up: Three films and their lessons in critical literacy. English Journal, 70-75. - go to the movies to see life the way wed like to make it — learn about ourselves - watching teachers and students co- construct learning, redefine texts and work together to challenge the status quo - teachers can engage in the discourse of films and consider ways it does or does not reflect and affect our pedagogies and daily lives - Henry Giroux —we are closely linked to the perceptions and utterances of others - we are part of an ongoing conversation; thoughts, words and ideologies are contextual - films gives us words and images that envelop and affect us (70^) - films are not isolated texts; rather they reflect society's concerns, questions, beliefs, fears as they release to schools of issues of racism, classism, democracy and opportunity ** - learning and literacy are seen as social experiences that become part of students lives, change the way they perceive themselves and empower them to speak out for social change - too often, students see no connection between their lives and the texts they student in schools - canon remain male dominated and eurocentric ** - by insisting on interpretations based on one authoritative point of view, schools have traditionally promoted one narrow set of values and beliefs (71^) - Christina Pescatore — critical literacy goes one step further, the formation of citizens who are empowered and embolden to act asa result of their conscious enlightenment - not only wills students develop literacy skills for their academic and professional lives, they will also be prepared to become full, active members of a democratic society - critical literacy calls for students to develop a sense of social responsibility that empowers them to recognize and response to social injustice - oppression and domination may be something that must be lived to understand such fear, uncertainty, hopes, terrors—but perhaps these stories could move students closer to knowing *** - the dialogic teaching that encourages critical inquiry and promotes individual ag
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