Lecture Explores Films and Education
Feb 13, 2009
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Laura Hoverson, Academic Affairs
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
LECTURE EXPLORES FILMS AND EDUCATION
Dr. Michael Wohlfeil, professor of education at Concordia College, will present a Centennial Classroom Research Lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19 in Birkeland Alumni Lounge. Wohlfeil and student co-inquirers Nicholas Birchem ’09, Lisbon, N.D., and Crystal Wright ’09, Baxter, Minn., will discuss “Video Case Studies: Using ‘School Films’ to Explore Issues in American Education.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
An extensive collection of popular films about schools, teachers and teaching exists including some well-known films such as “Dangerous Minds,” “Remember the Titans” and “Dead Poets Society” and some not so well-known such as “Half Nelson.” Dozens of films were viewed and analyzed for their ability to stimulate discussion, illustrate concepts and nurture critical thinking. Video cases studies were developed for incorporation into an inquiry seminar course. The group will share their research and some of the resulting video case studies.
The Centennial Scholars Program brings together faculty and students as co-inquirers on research projects.