Universidad de Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Pages: 1911-1917
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
The importance of cinema in contemporary society is undeniable because of its socialization function and its capability for interpretation, analysis and criticism about reality. Nevertheless, cinema still continues being relegated to a secondary role in daily educational practice, in spite of this remarkable social and cultural protagonism, as well as the recognition of this relevance.
With the purpose of correcting this deficiency at University of Valencia, a set of five teachers belonging to four different departments from the Faculty of Education started the Cinema and Education Project (La Cinemateca de Magisterio), approved in the "I Call for the Development of Innnovación's Experiences, (preparation 2006/07, 2007/08).
Since this moment, the project has been developed anually thanks to a team formed by professors from different areas of knowledge; whose number has been ranging in different editions until reaching 20 members. Interdisciplinarity in composition has been from the beginning the main characteristic in this group, which has allowed different approaches to cinema application in classroom teaching.
In every edition, this project has been aimed to all students of the various degree courses in the Faculty of Education and, on a preferential basis, due to its methodological characteristics, to students enrolled in courses taught by implied professorship in the project.
The basic purpose of this project is promoting innovation in university teaching practices according to the framework offered by the European Higher Education Area, where the introduction of cinema is an essential tool in teaching-learning processes, as a reflection of the role of audiovisual media in this process and the development of the communicative audiovisual competence.
Now, we list the project essential objectives.
• To integrate audiovisual media and ICTs in teaching practices in the Faculty of Education in the framework of innovation required by the EHEA.
• To promote critical reflection on the audiovisual media in students who will become future primary education teachers.
• To approach pedagogical use of audiovisual narrations to future primary teachers.
• To promote interdisciplinarity from performing any work that include the different contributions of the different implied disciplines: Didactics and School Organization, Didactic of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression, Didactic of the Language and the Literature, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, etc.
• To generate work team in professors to promote coordination and cooperative work, as requested by the EHEA.
• To introduce progressively in the classroom non commercial cinema, understood as work of essential art for future primary teacher’s formation.
• To spread quality cinema in original version as a key component for the education of gaze and learning of different foreign languages.
• To encourage the students to attend the cinema and in this way, and collaborate in the recovery of it’s social dimension as collective spectacle.
• To encourage reflection and awareness concerning topics of vital socioeducative relevancy, as discrimination, poverty, racism, injustice, exclusion, sexual diversity, inequality, feminizing of teaching or social stigmatization and reflection carried out by cinema of this profession.
Cinema, literary education, intercultural education, interdisciplinarity.