Developing Critical Consciousness Through Film
AbstractRecent instructional trends in the field of TESOL emphasize teaching language through course content. The dual focus of content-based English instruction (CBI) provides a way for language teachers to engage learners with challenging material while increasing their linguistic proficiency. This article describes a unit in a CBI course at a Japanese university that was designed to promote the development of critical consciousness (Freire, 2005) through the analysis of a film. Students identified race- and gender-related issues, engaged in discussions about these issues, and finally wrote a critical response paper to the film.
How to Cite
Charlebois, J. (2008). Developing Critical Consciousness Through Film. TESL Canada Journal, 26(1), 124–132. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v26i1.133
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