The Simpsons in Higher Education
Turner, I. 2016. The Simpsons in Higher Education. Innovative Practice in Higher Education. 2 (3), pp. 1-15.
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.
|Keywords||The Simpsons; Higher education ; Student engagement|
|Journal||Innovative Practice in Higher Education|
|Journal citation||2 (3), pp. 1-15|
|Web address (URL)||http://journals.staffs.ac.uk/index.php/ipihe/article/view/99/202|
|Publication dates||Apr 2016|
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|Deposited||10 Mar 2023|
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