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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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film as a classroom supplement to cultural learning

Film as a Classroom Supplement to Cultural Learning

Charles Rarick

Andreas School of Business

Barry University

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“films tell stories about people, their hopes, dreams, challenges, and fears, how they relate to others, and what behaviors are socially acceptable”

Mallinger and Rossy (2007) Journal of ManagementEducation 27(5), p. 608.

why use film
Why Use Film?
  • Familiar and enjoyable learning methodology for students
  • Provides a degree of richness to course content
  • Helps explore complexities and dynamics of culture
  • Encourages critical thinking skills
the course
The Course
  • MBA course titled “Cross-Cultural Management”
  • Elective course in the MBA program
  • Course involves lecture, case study, research writing, in addition to film analysis
  • Film component comprises 15% of the total course grade
  • Students are required to watch the films and answer an essay question relating to each film
the films
The Films
  • Beijing Bicycle – China
  • Monsoon Wedding – India
  • City of God – Brazil
  • These full-length films are selected due to the importance of the countries, as well as the richness of those country’s cultures
beijing bicycle
Beijing Bicycle
  • A film about a young man from the countryside who gains employment as a bicycle courier in Beijing.
  • Used early in the course to reinforce cultural models
beijing bicycle question
Beijing Bicycle Question

“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.”

monsoon wedding
Monsoon Wedding
  • Film involves preparation for an Indian wedding
  • Used midway through the course to discuss conflict, communication, and social stratification
monsoon wedding question
Monsoon Wedding Question

“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.”

city of god
City of God
  • Film depicts life in a Brazilian favela (slum)
  • Used later in the course to discuss different orientations towards ethical behavior
city of god question
City of God Question

“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.”

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The use of foreign films can supplement traditional approaches to teaching about cultural differences.

Film can reinforce course content, and cause students to think more deeply about culture