Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Cinema Integrated Learning in Higher Education – the Case of Viana do Castelo Polytechnic – Northern Portugal
Anabela Moura (PhD Art Education, Manuela Cachadinha (Sociology), Carlos Almeida (Music Education)

Current theories suggest that education and visual culture are closely related to the development of cultural values and cinema can offer teachers a practical medium, through which teachers can empower students with complex ideas about their world. This article focuses on the use of images that encourages Higher Education students to consider multiple views and concepts, articulate their own understanding to be thoughtful citizens within the complexity of the present multicultural society. The findings provide useful information on cultural resources that encourage interdisciplinary discussions, with unique perspectives on cultural awareness, and social activism.

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