London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Pedagogical challenges and possibilities in film and media education with consumer/citizenship education

Author(s) Graeffe, L.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2006  
Editor A. Ross, Citizenship Education: Europe and the World  
Language English  
Age group -  
This paper describes using a film, Crash, as a starting point for student teachers’ interdisciplinary learning. A pedagogical module ‘Cooperation in institutional early childhood education’ approaches everyday situations from an adult perspective, and examine these through student reflections and interactive working. In teaching kindergarten student teachers we aim to integrate student’s personal growth with the social and cultural tasks of the educator and education. The most difficult thing for students discussing the film was locating themes of consumption and citizenship: themes providing and consuming a service became clear during the final common discussion. The students had not considered their own role as kindergarten teachers as providers of a service, and had not thought it possible that dependent children lacked consumer skills.

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