The Use of An Inconvenient Truth as a Pedagogical Tool for Teaching Peace through Environmental Justice in the 21st Century

by Reckman, Brent Williams

Abstract (Summary)
This study examines the use of the film An Inconvenient Truth for the purpose of connecting notions of peace education and environmental justice in the college classroom. Pretest and posttest surveys measured changes in attitudes toward peace and the environment amongst college undergraduates as they viewed An Inconvenient Truth and a comparison film. Results suggest that An Inconvenient Truth is particularly effective at positively influencing student attitudes toward the connection between peace and the environment. In these days of increasing global interdependence, this film offers a valuable tool for raising student consciousness related to the future direction of peace education.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:peace education environmental inconvenient truth film video documentary curriculum pedagogical tool


Date of Publication:01/01/2008

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