HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 4 no. 1 (2012)

Forging Peaceful Environment Through Film Showing: An Innovative Approach in Teaching

Gaudencio M. Alaya-ay



This study is about the usefulness of film as a means of instruction and communication, how it works, how it affects people in or out of the classroom, how it should be internalized, analyzed and how can it modify behavior of the pupils. This was conducted in Mindanao particularly in the town of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, occupying the southern portion of the Philippine archipelago. The main thrust was to determine the effect of film showing as an innovative aid for teaching peace and to let the learners internalize and put into action the moral values which were derived from the film. Such classroom activity, teaching technique, and strategy aspire to modify the attitudes of the pupils through adequate education in living a peaceful environment. Since it is believed that to grow, embrace, and reach real peace shall have to begin with the children until all corners of the world are covered with peace and love for which consciously or unconsciously the whole world is hungering, it is hoped that the effort of teaching with film showing is potent for the modification of attitudes. This study also sought to answer the questions dealing with moral values/educational implications, the level of pupils’ responses, the most and least moral values which were internalized and practiced by the respondents in forging a culture for peace and nonviolence which were based from the observations of parents, the significant difference between the pre-test and post test results, and the effectiveness of film showing in forging a culture of peace and nonviolence.