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Media as a Magnet for Active Learning in Culture and Language
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, , The University of South Dakota, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Carefully selected media productions can provide rich insights into human responses to injustice, deceit, marginalization, and indifference among people across the world. The prospect of “seeing” rather than “hearing” about the human condition adds meaning to instruction and potential for increasing classroom dialogue essential to building a constructivist learning environment. Adults have the experience to select media to share with peers regarding glimpses into their contexts of modern living. It may be difficult to find media which people think do, at least in part, represent conditions of their lives and the features of their environment and traditions, the task can bring adults into dialogue about how films and media can show the story of living in an efficient and entertaining manner. But, faculty who are committed to bridging cultures through use of media have to devote significant effort to find appropriate media for representing cultural contexts of living.

Citation

Mahdi, G. & Bright, L.K. (2010). Media as a Magnet for Active Learning in Culture and Language. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 235-243). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2019 from .