Cinema in the Classroom

author: Subha das Mollick, Aliah University
published: Aug. 18, 2020,   recorded: June 2020,   views: 29
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Comment1 Abhishek Bhadrraa, November 17, 2020 at 9:36 a.m.:

Subha Das Mollick Mam has always been an amazing and fascinating teacher, her course Cinema in the Classroom, is an eye opening course for every student and people who still has an enthusiasm for learning. Anyone who is bored from studying books, using visual media to learn and study is itself is an enlightening experience. I'm pretty sure that this course will help everyone and make them inspire to create heart touching content for memorable learning experience.


Comment2 Sayantan Mukherjee, November 17, 2020 at 9:57 a.m.:

Cinema is a medium that's accepted and loved by everyone. Using such a fun medium in an usually boring setting like classrooms is very innovative and as I have seen through the "Cinema in the Classroom" project; extremely effective. Subha Das Mollick ma'am believes popular films have more potential to engage students due to their entertaining nature and one should extract the useful portions from them to use appropriately. Students get engaged with the subject easily and imbibe this penchant to explore it themselves and learn more; hence, making this a very exciting course!


Comment3 Ajanta Ray, November 17, 2020 at 1:08 p.m.:

Subha Ma'am is not only a fine teacher but a curator of amazing ideas. She made " Cinema in the Classroom" project so vibrant, enriching and stimulating that it was a pleasure being in her class all through. Her teaching learning method was awe inspiring and a fitting example for teachers to incorporate in their classrooms in the coming days. Kudos!to a lovely teacher.


Comment4 Dr(Mrs) Sreemati Ghosh , November 17, 2020 at 3:06 p.m.:

Enjoyed the videolectures on Cinema in the Classroom a lot.
The course is designed in a most interesting way in 4compulsory moduleswith 16 input hours for the best possible outcome.
It was attended mostly by teachers who are already utilizing their expertise for enriching their final outcome in class teaching.
The course is designed to grab the total attention of the learners & the learning process is participatory & interactive as well.
This is an excellent course for the learners for the fine tuning of the pedagogy of quality education.


Comment5 Sumana Chakravertty Datta , November 17, 2020 at 3:35 p.m.:

Good presentation. Could figure out what you intend to do. Among the participants, what was the urban/ rural divide? Is there any way to expand your outreach to mitigate this divide? Of course, logistics limitations are there. I was just wondering.....


Comment6 Subha Das Mollick, November 17, 2020 at 3:38 p.m.:

If anybody wants access to the modules and the videos, please send me a mail at subha.dasmollick@gmail.com


Comment7 Devika Kar, November 17, 2020 at 5:37 p.m.:

Bichitra Pathshala under the able guidance and mentoring of Subha ma'am has been conducting workshops with teachers and teacher trainees for some years now and the outreach across various states and with urban and rural schools seems to be steadily growing. This particular course, however, given the LFH situation over the last few months, is particularly important for ALL teachers. The well designed modules would be a boon, enabling teachers to not only generate excitement in the children but also address the different types of learners.


Comment8 Bishakha Banerjee, November 17, 2020 at 7:09 p.m.:

This was a wonderful course and I personally and professionally benefitted a lot from it. I started looking at visuals differently, started appreciating the power and aesthetics of visuals and at the same time learnt how to use visuals effectively in my own presentations. From module 2, I learnt the efficacious use of films/ film clippings including popular films. Module 3 exposed us to the technology behind and helped us stepwise to construct successfully a teaching-learning design by using simple video editing software. Module 4 was more about interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning and formative assessments. Overall it was a very balanced approach and Subha ma'am being an excellent mentor made the entire duration of the course extremely enjoyable and enriching.


Comment9 Shephali Bose , November 17, 2020 at 8:55 p.m.:

I found the.class very useful
1.it is well known that any classroom can reenergized by audio and visuals.
2.various ideas linked small film clipping like the main stream cinema are very innovative and effective.
3.using images and making them move and put audio children have enjoyed in my science classes as assessments.
4.This course has been an icing on the cake during the pandemic as I could use lot of innovative ideas and during these tough times.
5.My students could enjoy and I could involve them with their differences


Comment10 Dr. Mrinal Mukherjee, November 18, 2020 at 6:17 a.m.:

Pedagogy is a contested terminology, it is a constantly evolving concept. At this juncture of contemporary debate of technology engagement in learning teaching, Subhadi's contribution in designing the course "Cinema in the classroom" is commendable & showing a new form of pedagogical discourse. More importantly, Subhadi has shown how to overcome the inherent limitations of MOOCs. Do believe it will be beneficial for all concerned.


Comment11 Sharmistha Bhattacharya, November 18, 2020 at 6:46 a.m.:

'Cinema in the class room' is a very well designed course developed by Subha Das Mallick and has run on the platform of Bichitra Pathshala.

It has great potential for teachers who are engaging in the neo normal teaching learning process.

I benefited immensely from participating in this program. I must say that the course is designed in such a way that one would benefit from it irrespective of their profession.

I hope that a large number of people would get the chance to avail the course. Through the wide array of available resources and technological know-how offered in this course, participants will pickup valuable skills to communicate their ideas more effectively in this multitasking, multifaceted, technology-driven vibrant world.


Comment12 Subha Das Mollick, November 18, 2020 at 7:11 a.m.:

Sumana Chakravertty, you have posed a very pertinent question. The pandemic situation has deepened the urban rural divide. Education has come to a near standstill for children in rural India. P. Sainath has called it a 'digital partition'. However, this particular method of teaching using film clippings is equally effective with rural children too. We have done workshops and had first hand experience. But at the moment it is becoming a challenge to keep the flame of education lit in the rural hinterland and to stay connected with the children.


Comment13 Surojit Mohan Gupta, November 18, 2020 at 7:29 a.m.:

Excellent lecture enumerating the multiple benefits of using cinema in the classroom, not the least of which is creating an interest in the subject matter under consideration amid a wide variety of participants with different learning capacities. Having taught a difficult subject like History -- that too Asian History -- to undergraduate students across several campuses in the USA, I can fully appreciate Subha Das Mollick's approach to using cinema in the classroom, having experimented with it -- with a great degree of success -- in the classroom on my own initiative since the 1980s. How I wish I could have had a mentor like Subha when I started my teaching career four decades ago.


Comment14 Chitrita Majumder, November 18, 2020 at 7:53 a.m.:

Engaging students in the class (be it offline or online) is always a challenging task. Cinema in the classroom helps to create a teaching learning atmosphere in which joyful learning and creativity reach its apex,thereby ensuring maximum participation of learners. It's more than just a course.It is an exploration,an adventure.The more one delves the more one discovers jewels.


Comment15 Suparna Roy, November 19, 2020 at 2:52 a.m.:

With her ingenious mind,heart full of empathy and pleasant disposition Mrs Das Mollick has opened a new window to the process of teaching learn
ing. Cinema in the classroom would help one to break the shackles of conservative system of education and experiment new student centric methods of learning. This workshop would equip a teacher to inculcate twenty first century skills in students which are essential to adapt in order to sustain in the prevalent scenario.


Comment16 Shabana Anwar , November 22, 2020 at 1:31 p.m.:

I attended Ms. Subha Das Mollick’s class ‘Cinema in the Classroom’ with an intention to enhance the quality of my lessons. No doubt, I found the course content useful, applicable, relevant and creative; but, I feel the strength of any course is not so much in the content as many similar courses are being offered on online platform; I believe it is the teacher who makes all the difference. Her course was well designed with a uniform pace and intermittent quizzes. Her assignments were intended to deepen understanding; her instructional delivery was thought-provoking and showed us how popular cinema can be used to teach various disciplines in all levels of education. She was very supportive of students who requested repeated explanations and also to those who requested more resources in their topic of interest. She showed us how art and science is used simultaneously to produce beautiful and impactful visuals. She showed us how cinema can be used to foster critical inquiry and effective communication skills in 21st century classrooms.


Comment17 Shyam Vishwakarma, November 25, 2020 at 5:38 a.m.:

It's a pleasure to join and learn through the course, "CINEMA IN THE CLASSROOM". I feel very lucky to have a mentor like Subha Das Mollick ma'am. Actually, I dropped out of school to run my family business, but I have always loved films. I got an opportunity to join Subha ma'am's online script writing course "PENNING FOR FRAMES" first I completed this course and did many classes under ma'am's guidance. Now I have started to make films and I have also received international awards for my documantary film "The River in my Village" this year.
I'm always curious for ma'am's online classes and very excited to learn new things from her.
Subha ma'am's classes are always very entertaining, and the first advantage of this platform is that in the classes we see diverse colourful pictures and videos that stoke in our mind with great lectures and cleared all the doubts.
And the second advantage for me is that the time is very flexible and while doing the classes and I can also run my business.

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