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Film and streaming media as resources in English teaching
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study regards the role of film and streaming media in English teaching. The aim of the study is to look at how film and streaming media can be seen as resources in teaching and also find out how teachers use and regard film and streaming media in education. Seven secondary and upper secondary school teachers of English were interviewed for the study. The results of this study suggest that film can be regarded as a resource in teaching for several reasons. According to the interviewed teachers, a “film experience” is regarded as a powerful tool for starting a discussion or introducing a theme. The use of film can also benefit students with different learning styles. The interviewed teachers also expressed that film offers authentic target language input. It is also likely that students’ positive perception of film in teaching has effects on language learning since motivation and attitudes, according to research, affect language acquisition. The results also suggest that teachers generally are positive to the use of film in education and believe that students can learn many things from audio-visual media. The interviewed teachers use film in their teaching in several ways and point out that, in this context, the role of the teacher is very important.

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Keyword [en]
Humanities Theology, Film, popular culture, streaming media, language didactics
Keyword [sv]
Humaniora, Teologi
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55893ISRN: LTU-DUPP--10/072--SELocal ID: cb2ae45d-4766-488e-b084-ae3a4d07b13dOAI: diva2:1029277
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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