Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Penguin club

book mugs

Lauren Fingeret's paper in the latest edition of The Reading Teacher is important because it shows how the use of film, in this case the March of the Penguins, can be integrated into the curriculum. That's not to say that I believe that learning facts about penguins is in itself important, or that I agree with the unqualified satements about high-quality documentary. But it rocks just because it is a very simple but persuasive empirical account of how a popular film can, with a sensitive and appropriate pedagogy, be completely integrated into early years practice.

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