Blood Diamond: a Creativity through Technology event
(Keele University. School of Public Policy and Professional Practice)
||This case study draws on the work of Hill (2010) who used film and other digital technologies to introduce a group of sixth form students to issues surrounding Global Citizenship. She was particularly interested in developing their political literacy through the phenomena of the ‘Blockbuster Movie’ starring celebrity actors. Her aim was to deconstruct the political, social and economic factors behind the acquisition of ‘Blood Diamonds’.
||The infamous events and little known truth about the worldwide diamond trade brings into focus a series of ethical, and philosophical questions about how we think about the world and what happens if we do not think in human terms. The effect of examining the ’other’ in Africa serves to bring differences and similarities of social, political and economic factors into sharper focus. We are able to ask if colonialism and slavery belong to the past. We can challenge the status quo to ask if people can move beyond conflict and violence, in fact the questions are endless.
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||Social Science Teacher : the journal of the Association for the Teaching of the Social Sciences, Vol. 40, Núm. 3 (2011), p. 5-7, ISSN 2043-8931
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