Teaching International Relations by using cinema: reflections on the use of films as a pedagogical tool

Cristine Koehler Zanella, Edson José Neves Jr.


This article evaluates the potentials and limits of using films to teach International Relations by taking into account the perception achieved by students from two different classes in Brazil, one from the Federal University of Uberlândia (MG) and another from the University Vila Velha (ES). Among the several conclusions, the most substantial one is that films – even the most didactic ones, such as documentaries – require some mediation by professor(s) in order to organize and enable learning.


teaching International Relations; movies as a pedagogical tool; films as didactic support; teaching of International Relations in Brazil


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