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Session Number:
D 2
Time:
12:30pm -2:00pm
Room Number:
PE 127
Speaker:
Dr. Mario Trono
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Curriculum Focus:
Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language,
Grade Level:
DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Title:
True Story? Teachers in Film, TV, and Online
Topic:
Images of teachers in film, television, and online shape how governments, parents, students, and teachers themselves think about the profession.
Summary:
The talk examines how teachers get represented in film, television, and online. Since popular images leave strong and lingering impressions, they shape how governments, parents, students, and even teachers themselves envision and treat the profession. How the teaching profession looks in the public eye carries clear implications for classrooms, political support, and community relations. explains why the visual mass media are so powerful both cognitively and ideologically reviews teacher images from the 20th-century and the public opinions that accompanied them connects contemporary teacher images to current public and political opinion considers the evolving identities of teachers presents student perceptions looks at images generated by teacher advocacy groups suggest the pedagogical value of popular classroom images presents teacher images as a platform for reflective visualization
Biography:
Dr. Mario Trono is an Associate Professor in Film and Cultural studies at Mount Royal University. He has studied how the mass media affect the public and self perceptions of teachers. He has been seen or heard on CBC, CTV, CLT, The History Channel, and W Network. http://www.mariotrono.ca/
 

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