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Thursday, February 24 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Teaching Any Subject Through the Movies

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This talk demonstrates how educators can homerun any aspect of their subject areas using scenes from popular cinema.

Key insights drawn from both film theory and attention studies will explain how
teachers can select, introduce, play, pause, and analyze scenes to enrich and reinforce
the ideas and concepts they teach to their students.

> The talk goes well beyond the idea of “meeting students where they live” in popular
culture to offer ways of harnessing the audiovisual power of Hollywood to put
it in the service of practical, classroom teaching.

> Examples include scenes for Math, Social, Phys. Ed., English, Science, Health, and CALM.

> For a list of practical resources on how to find the best scenes and clips, contact Mario via email after the talk: mtrono@mtroyal.ca

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Mario Trono

Associate Professor, Mount Royal University
Dr. Mario Trono is an associate professor in film and cultural studies at Mount Royal University. He has studied how media-born social scripts affect public perceptions of both K-12 and postsecondary teaching. Mario’s formal research is on mainstream cinema and its social effects... Read More →

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST