A PhD’s POV: 10 Reasons Why
Film Belongs in the ELA Classroom
This guide is intended to assist educators in their own classroom practice or when their use of film in the classroom is questioned. It highlights the educational rationale and value of teaching with film in the ELA classroom based on classroom practice and numerous scholarly fields, including Multiple Literacies Theory (MLC), Universal Design Theory (UDT), critical pedagogy, constructivist learning theory, motivational learning theory, cognitive film theory and beyond.
About the Author
This guide was prepared by Joseph Goldberg PhD of Teaching with Film, LLC. Dr. Goldberg is a practicing National-Board certified secondary English teacher, Kappa Delta Pi Master of Teacher of Honor, adjunct college professor and instructional designer. His doctoral research centered on film pedagogy in the English Language Arts classroom.
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