Author: Reuben M. Castagno

The Psychology of Cinematic Popular Culture and Educators’ Reflective Practices

eBook: US $34 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $77
Printed Copy: US $60
Library License: US $136
ISBN: 978-1-60805-811-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-810-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080581051130101


This e-book presents a crucial work in the systematic study of educators’ cinematic reflections and to what extent could these be interpreted in terms of the theoretical framework of Habermas’s domains of reflection and discursive acts. The chapters in this volume altogether describe important theoretical developments, data analysis, and significant findings about the importance of popular film in pedagogy. The topics in this book present an exploratory view of reflective practices, cinematic experiences and journaling. Sample essays are also provided for the benefit of readers. It is through these converging possible cinematic explorations that we may be able to move from solitary/monologic reflective practices to a rational reconstructive educational pedagogy. This e-book will be of interest to students, researchers and teachers in the realm of psychology, education and pedagogy.

Indexed in: Book Citation Index, Social Sciences & Humanities, EBSCO.


Reuben M. Castagno
Stella & Charles Guttman Community College
Film and Education Research Academy (FERA)
Teachers College, Columbia University