Wednesday Lunch Hour - A Constructivist Approach to Using Popular Films in a Multicultural Course

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

Popular films can trigger affective responses in students that can challenge their existing worldviews. When popular films are accompanied by other reflective experiential learning activities, they can promote cultural relativism and empathy in counseling students. In this presentation, a pedagogical activity is presented that utilizes popular film to stimulate student dialogue and reflection on topics pertaining to race, culture, privilege, and social justice.  

Presented by Jay Nittoli, Ed.D (W'16), LCSW-R, an adjunct professor at the Warner School of Education and Medaille College, and Doug Guiffrida, Associate Professor in Counseling and Human Development at the Warner School of Education.

A light lunch will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program will begin promptly at noon.

Tags: Douglas Guiffrida, film, Warner Wednesday Talk