Thinking About Film

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 years

About the Author

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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.