The Simpsons in Higher Education

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Turner, I. 2016. The Simpsons in Higher Education. Innovative Practice in Higher Education. 2 (3), pp. 1-15.
AuthorsTurner, I.
Abstract

Popular culture if effectively applied can be a powerful aid to learning, increasing student engagement, understanding and enjoyment. The use of popular culture in Higher Education is under explored, using the animated US TV show The Simpsons as a case study the benefits and limitations of this medium are discussed. The Simpsons has been used in a range of Higher Education settings from the humanities to the sciences for contextualising theories and concepts. The Simpsons use is examined in a range of subjects and new uses are presented, both illustrate the shows value in enhancing the learning and teaching experience.

KeywordsThe Simpsons; Higher education ; Student engagement
Year2016
JournalInnovative Practice in Higher Education
Journal citation2 (3), pp. 1-15
PublisherStaffordshire University
ISSN2044-3315
Web address (URL)http://journals.staffs.ac.uk/index.php/ipihe/article/view/99/202
Output statusPublished
Publication datesApr 2016
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