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Thursday, February 22 • 10:30 - 12:00
True Story? Teachers in Film, TV, and Online

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The talk examines how teachers get represented in film, television, and online. Since popular images leave strong and lingering impressions, they shape how governments, parents, students, and even teachers themselves envision and treat the profession. How the teaching profession looks in the public eye carries clear implications for classrooms, political support, and community relations. • explains why the visual mass media are so powerful both cognitively and ideologically • reviews teacher images from the 20th-century and the public opinions that accompanied them • connects contemporary teacher images to current public and political opinion • considers the evolving identities of teachers • presents student perceptions • looks at images generated by teacher advocacy groups • suggest the pedagogical value of popular classroom images • presents teacher images as a platform for reflective visualization

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Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
PE 261 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4