The power of films to engage a classroom of students will come as no surprise to most educators. This is because at their core, films are stories produced in a highly effective format for allowing rapid processing of complex narratives. As a story form, films are emotionally absorbing, thought provoking, and can enhance learning, all while still being entertaining. But how can educators utilize this tool for change? Transformative learning—learning that brings about change—does not happen in a vacuum. It is more complex than lesson plans, worksheets, or passive learning.
Join DoGoodery to learn how to use films in the classroom to foster transformative learning and facilitate learners connecting what is learned to what is felt, which is a key component of transformative learning and behavior change. Using three Original Amazon films and wraparound content developed by educators, you will learn to utilize film as a story form to create an immersive and emotive learning landscape for learners to investigate race and racism. Dr. Lee will also share learning materials/resources designed for engaging students in active and transformative learning.