CHARACTER EDUCATION THROUGH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM (ANALYSIS OF A FILM: FREEDOM WRITER BY RICHARD LAGRAVENESE, STARRED BY HILLARY SWANK)

Jean Paul Harerimana

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The potential value and uses of films in the classroom are undisputable. The practicality of films in classroom teaching character has been demonstrated to be influential to the teaching activities. A movie has a strong effect on students’ mind and senses. Videos are instructional tools for students’ character. Digital technology based on films in classroom increases the attention of students, creates memorable visual images, and fosters deeper learning. Character education and development is significantly facilitated by the films in the classrooms. Films are educative when carefully and purposively selected for teaching character. Moral, performance, and civic characters like respect, caring, love, and effort, fighting against racism, gender equality, community work involvement, and patriotism are fruitfully learnt through films watching in the classroom. This provides to teachers the opportunity to use films in classrooms for character education and development.

 

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