Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
This project addresses the issue of preparing 21st century students to be critical thinkers and media-literate individuals in the consistently evolving world. This project first examines the changing nature of our media-centered society and current uses of film in the English Language Arts classroom as an effective instructional tool. Afterwards, a curriculum for an elective class that integrates film study alongside literature analysis is then presented as a resource for teachers. This class specifically uses young-adult films for film study as a way to enhance instruction and develop the skills needed to effectively read, analyze, and discuss literature.
Landers, Mike, "Literature and Film: Preparing Students for a Media-centric Future" (2013). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 354.