Cinema On Education

Each word needs to be thoughtfully chosen to make the criteria of curriculum making. Logics of world need to be translated into a form of ideas which make a plan for the logics of curriculum. 

Bomb: love story

Bomb:love story

Bomb: love story is a movie directed by Payman Maadi, an Iranian director, showing the atmosphere of iran-iraq war which lasted for eight years from 1980 to 1988. This movie conspicuously illustrates the ideological frames of an Islamic regime in school management with a variety of teachers at a segregated school alloted only for boys who are repeatedly physically or verbally threatened or punished by their teachers. Besides, teachers and students have to follow and obey governmental slogans against Iraq regime by shouting ” Down with Iraq, America, Soviet union, France, England as they stand in the queues each day.

A clip from the movie “Bomb: love story”

The social life of students are woven into harsh conditions of war and their family life is mainly based on the subject matter of survival during the war. The movie also shows the life of a married couple who are teachers. They have their own love story as well which is seemingly one of the main themes of the movie. Another main theme is about a secondary school boy who suddenly falls in love with a girl during a gathering in a shelter during a bombardment. The familial relationships, school, and familial relationships surround both students and teachers. Educationally, this movie manifests ideologically-laden schools management in the era.

l’enfant sauvage ( The wild Child)

The wild child is a French film directed by François Truffat feacturing a boy abandoned in a forst for many years and found by some country men. After being caught by country men,  he is trained by a doctor and pedagogue called Jean Marc Gaspard Itard ( 1774, 1834). Itard is well known as an educator of the deaf. Itard tries to teach , according to the film scences, teach some basic skills such as walking and motor skills to the found savage. Ten he tries to teach language symbols to the child who finds it abohoring at the very beginning. Seemingly, the boy hates symbols and alphabets because mathing sounds with lettters is something out of natural life which he had during his life in forest. According to Itard reports it is obvious to notice that the child sensorial feelings such  olfactory and touching have developed unbelievably in a powerful way however he has some deficits in terms hearing system. The wholefilm is educationally full of psychological concepts. We can see 3 basic methods of teaching and istructions in the film

First, he applies conditionning method of reinforcement and punishment as in behavorism of Skinner. Second, Itard appliedsa method similar to Maria Montessori , that is to say he usesphysical and tangible items for teaching vocabulary and objects names. Finally, He follows a very rigid way to teach the child. For watching the whole movie you can click on the link below :

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