CFP: [Film] Pedagogy/Methodology

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Call for Papers
2008 Film & History Conference
“Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond”
October 30-November 2, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
Second-Round Deadline: May 1, 2008

AREA: Pedagogy/Methodology

This call for papers seeks proposals for individual papers or complete
sessions (3-4 papers) on any aspect of pedagogy related to teaching and
learning about science, scientific or technological history, or themes of
scientific progress/development in the past through film, at the
elementary, secondary, or postsecondary levels. The pedagogy area is one
of several areas for the conference. Suggested topics include but are not
limited to:

• The benefits and pitfalls of using film to teach science
• How films construct notions of technology and scientific progress
        in human civilization
• How films portray scientific figures, ideas, or themes from
• Empirical scholarship on how students make sense of various
        scientific topics and concepts through film
• Effective classroom practices with documentary and feature film
• Using film to explore the history of science

Please send your 200-word proposal by May 1, 2008, to one of the area

Ron Briley or Alan Marcus
                                Assistant Professor, Curriculum &
                                249 Glenbrook Road Unit 2033
                                University of Connecticut
                                Storrs, CT 06269
                                (860) 486-0281

Panel proposals for up to four presenters are also welcome, but each
presenter must submit his or her own paper proposal. Deadline for second-
round proposals: May 1, 2008

This area, comprising multiple panels, is a part of the 2008 biennial
Film & History Conference, sponsored by The Center for the Study of Film
and History. Speakers will include founder John O’Connor and editor Peter
C. Rollins (in a ceremony to celebrate the transfer to the University of
Wisconsin Oshkosh); Wheeler Winston Dixon, author of Visions of the
Apocalypse, Disaster and Memory, and Lost in the Fifties: Recovering
Phantom Hollywood; Sidney Perkowitz, Charles Howard Candler Professor of
Physics at Emory University and author of Hollywood Science: Movies,
Science, & the End of the World; and special-effects legend Stan Winston,
our Keynote Speaker. For updates and registration information about the
upcoming meeting, see the Film & History website

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