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Beyond the Canon: Using Documentary Film In the Classroom

The Necessity of Storytelling Documentaries are connective vehicles that allow us to experience compelling personal narratives. They help us see the world through someone else’s eyes, adding vital perspectives to […]

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Learning Starts With Empathy

Why is empathy always described as a “soft skill”? We all tend to focus educational achievement on how much we know or what we can do — content knowledge and […]

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What do we mean by tolerance?

By Gemma Bradshaw, SIMA Academy Editorial Contributor. With the UN’s International Day for Tolerance on the horizon, I’ve been thinking about how these big meaningful words get lost in translation. Somewhere along […]

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Starting Conversations About Gender Equality With Your Students

It’s hard to argue with the idea that every child has a right to reach their full potential. Yet gender inequality stubbornly persists and prevents many from doing exactly that. […]

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Can documentary films be a fast track to global citizenship?

Film Still | From Gangs to Gardens We are living in an increasingly visual world. Whether it’s watching the news or sharing a meme, we’re communicating more and more with […]

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Teaching Global Competency. How Films Can Help Close the Gap Between Education and Empathy

In an increasingly interconnected world, teaching about diversity and global competency is necessary for ensuring success in a students future. How we see education is changing rapidly, and today’s students […]

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“Film can be a powerful motivator,” Using Social Impact Documentary in Higher Ed

Documentary films offer a creative gateway for students to connect with the topics they are studying. From higher ed courses in communications to global studies, social impact films provide more […]