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Free Screening - A Valley Below

Thursday April 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in SS 203 (Film Theatre)

Director Kyle Thomas and Actor Kris Demeanor will be in attendance. The screening will be following by a reception in SS217 at 3pm.

Pop culture is all around us. Its influence on children’s learning is well known, but is there a place for it in higher education? If so, how can post-secondary educators use it in their teaching? Even if cultural texts are not brought into the classroom, how do they influence students’ learning, especially about “difficult” or “sensitive” issues?


These questions will be considered in an upcoming half-day session open to University of Calgary faculty members, sessional instructors, and postdoctoral scholars. The session will be hosted by the Werklund School of Education’s Kaela Jubas and Dawn Johnston from the Faculty of Arts, and emerges from their SSHRC-funded study on the role of an American medical drama on Canadians’ learning about health care.

Please note that this session is open to all faculty members, sessional instructors, and postdoctoral scholars.

Register at www.eventbrite.ca/e/public-pedagogy-and-popular-culturein-the-classroom-tickets-15902050461

Student Spotlight

The Department of Communication, Media and Film's MA Student Kala Ortwein was featured in the Calgary Herald regarding her research on daughters of homeless fathers. See the article here: http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/research-study-examines-experiences-of-daughters-of-homeless-men

For more information, email Kala at kortwein@ucalgary.ca