July 27, 2016 12:50 - 14:20

How to use film effectively to teach psychology? The results of the series of experiments from Poland

[Speaker] Skorupa, Agnieszka:1
[Co-author] Brol, Michal:2
1:University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, Institute of Psychology; The Polish Polar Consortium (Poland), 2:University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)

Although film as a well-known medium is widely used in education, it seems especially important in didactics of psychology. Taking that into account, in 2011 at the University of Silesia in Poland a concept of workshops called Psychological Work With The Movies was introduced. Since then, we have conducted a series of 8 psychological experiments. Our goal was to examine how to effectively use popular movies in psychology didactics. That is why we measured three components: details remembering, depth of reflexivity and the ability to generalise the knowledge. Furthermore, we explored whether those abilities can be improved by introducing a didactic tool called Work with the Movie Card (WMC). What has occurred was that WMC initially designed according to the theoretical premises does not improve students' performances. We noticed that the outcome seems to be more dependent on the group's dynamic and the teachers' figure. The results will be presented.
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