Implementing media analysis into Curriculum for Peace Education
 
Abstract

This paper suggests that media sources should be integrated into ESL curriculum in order to avoid prejudices and to have a better understanding of new culture. Based on related literature a 14-week-study was designed at Kocaeli University, ELT department. The course aimed at creating a new context through which prospective teachers of English develop their ability to think critically, improve their awareness through a new culture and a deeper understanding of and appreciation for a new culture by means of TV commercials.  The study was conducted with 118 second grade pre-service teachers enrolled in ELT classes at Kocaeli University, Turkey. During the term, integrated in a regular course, students were shown TV commercials based on a framework. They studied in groups and analyzed TV commercials. The study showed that students shown TV commercials have changed their attitude from negative to the positive towards another culture.

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