Film as a Classroom Supplement to Cultural Learning. Charles Rarick Andreas School of Business Barry University. “films tell stories about people, their hopes, dreams, challenges, and fears, how they relate to others, and what behaviors are socially acceptable”
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Mallinger and Rossy (2007) Journal of ManagementEducation 27(5), p. 608.
“Using material learned thus far in the course concerning cultural models, cite examples from the film that manifest different aspects of Chinese culture. If you find inconsistencies between what you have studied and what you see in the film, also discuss these issues.”
“From your understanding of Indian culture, comment on the cultural issues concerning family communication, conflict, and traditional versus modern values. If you find inconsistencies between the film and your understanding of Indian culture, comment on those inconsistencies.”
“Select a character in the film and assess his/her level of moral development using the Kohlberg model. Also explain how perceptions of ethical behavior may be culture-bound.”
Film can reinforce course content, and cause students to think more deeply about culture