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The current paper explores how educators use film to promote critical thinking and develop citizens of character through values analysis. This article provides a model for using film to teach students to be citizens of character are provided for teachers interested in incorporating this approach into their classroom instruction. The authors conclude that teaching students to critically examine and analyze films will empower them to rationalize and defend their values, and allow students to deeply think about what it means to be an effective citizen in the 21st century.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
Teaching Social Studies in the 21st Century: A Research Study of Secondary Social Studies Teachers' Instructional Methods and Practices
The purpose of this study was to examine how social studies is being taught in 21st-century social studies classrooms. 281 secondary social studies teachers from across the United States completed the online survey regarding their teaching practices. The data indicate that teachers clearly utilize passive methods more frequently than they do methods considered to be active and engaging. The actual classroom teaching practices of social studies teachers do not align with relevant literature supporting more authentic learning strategies, further expanding the gap between theory and research.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2011