Film as transformative learning: A case study on civics education through cultural study

Kajsa C Larson


University professors use film as a medium to examine social issues, although little is known about the tangible effects that socially minded films have on viewers. This study examined how combining film studies with a philanthropy project was beneficial to students’ understanding of global social concerns. Survey data showed that with this teaching approach, students increased their awareness of local social needs and nonprofits and had a greater personal interest in community involvement and helping others.


service learning, community engagement, film studies, philanthropy, Spanish

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