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Title: Using films in teaching about Africa
Authors: Ansell, N
Keywords: Geography;Africa;Films;Border pedagogy
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Journal of Geography in Higher Education 26(3): 355-368
Abstract: This paper begins with a brief critique of didactic approaches to teaching about Africa: Such methods do not benefit students pedagogically; they cast Western academy/academics as guardians of truth about Africa; and they cast students as possible receptacles of objective knowledge of Africa. It suggests that an approach based on 'border pedagogy' offers a helpful alternative, and outlines the advantages of using films from/about Africa to achieve this. A Level 3 undergraduate module which incorporates films is outlined, and eight films used in the module are briefly described. Finally, attention is given to students' reactions to the use of films.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/579
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0309826022000019927
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Dept of Education Research Papers

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