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Thinking About Film Book 1: Identity

Are you looking for a powerful learning tool to help develop thinking skills that stick? This series draws on the medium of film as a highly effective means to do this. It introduces students to the philosophical ideas and thinkers behind a selection of modern and much-loved films. Each film is dealt with as a separate unit while also allowing for comparative study. There is a wide range of activities and worksheets for previewing, viewing and postviewing a film.

Ages: 11-15 | Pages: 48 | Code: 5475 | ISBN: 9781877536496

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Yvette Krohn

Yvette Krohn has taught English for the past 18 years, first in South Africa and later in New Zealand, where her main role has been teaching high-level thinking courses, including gifted and talented education, extension and scholarship classes. She has been a faculty head of languages and an assistant principal, as well as a lecturer of communications and learning styles at Lincoln University. Passionate about thinking skills, Yvette has a particular interest in incorporating philosophy, psychology and social theory into the English curriculum, primarily through the medium of film.


Background information5
What is philosophy?5
What is psychology?5
What is sociology?5
How will this knowledge help my students to think?6
thinking aboutFreaky Friday7
Plot summary7
Pre-viewing activities7
Viewing activity7
Initial post-viewing activities10
Exploring the issues: personal identity17
thinking about Bend It Like Beckham30
Plot summary30
Pre-viewing activities30
Viewing activity30
Initial post-viewing activities33
Exploring the issues: culture, identity and stereotypes36
Exploring the issues: conflict and cultural conflict43