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Även den djupaste smärtan har en mening: att använda sig av ungdomsfilm i religionsundervisning
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to show that you can use a movie for young adults, while teaching religion and questions about life. Studies show that students want to talk more about life issues and watching movies is a good way to meet this request. This is what this study will examine and it will be related to the course goals in studying religion in high school.  A hermeneutic analysis will be used for this study and helps looking for questions about life in the Swedish movie “Jag saknar dig” (eng. I miss you). The questions for the study is: How prominent is life questions in the movie I miss you? How prominent are cognitive movie theory? (It will be explained what this means forward). The last question is about how this is related to the course plan in religious education.

The theory about how movies influence people says that we decide who we want to be or understand what we dream about, while we are watching movies. Cognitive movie theory says that we are experiencing different kinds of emotions as spectators. There are three kinds of emotions that show; direct-emotions, artifact-emotions and meta-emotions. Mediazation means that we are affected of media and re-chantment says that from movies we are getting material for creating our own life questions. Ola Sigurdsson(2005) previous research means that it is important to categorize religious movies and it will help this study to understand which movies who will be suitable for studying questions about life in religious education.

The hermeneutic method can be experienced as subjective in order to make their own interpretations based on the material, but in this study, I have the support of theories and because of that it makes it reliable.

The conclusion of this study shows that this movie for young adults can be used as a school supplies and that almost any scene in the movie affects your emotions and shows questions about life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
popular culture, movies for young adults, questions about life, religious education
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296151OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296151DiVA: diva2:936376
Subject / course
Sociology of Religion
Educational program
Upper Secondary School Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2016-06-15 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2016-06-15Bibliographically approved

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