A Structural Analysis of the Effects of Film-based Liberal Arts English Teaching Methods on College Students’ Cognitive and Defining Satisfaction
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Movie English
Film pedagogy
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
Cognitive satisfaction
Affective satisfaction
Submitted : 2023-06-21
Accepted : 2023-07-06
Published : 2023-07-21


This study was conducted to investigate the effects of general English class instructional pedagogy through movies on college students’ cognitive and affective satisfaction. For the purposes of this study, conventional pedagogy (language driven) and film pedagogy (content driven) were employed with 146 college students enrolled in the Movie English Liberal Arts class at Kookmin university in Seoul. To find out the pure causal effects of conventional and film pedagogy on students’ cognitive and affective satisfaction, other confounding co-variants were included in the research model and statistically controlled. The AMOS software was applied to analyze structural relationships based on participants’ questionnaire data. The main research findings are as follows: first, conventional pedagogy and film pedagogy had statistically significant effects on students’ cognitive satisfaction; second, conventional pedagogy and film pedagogy had statistically significant effects on students’ affective satisfaction; third, in both cognitive and affective satisfaction, film pedagogy had larger standardized path coefficients than conventional pedagogy. These results suggest that, in terms of its role as an instructional method, not only did Movie English help students improve their English knowledge but also their confidence. In addition, to teach English through movies, film pedagogy integrated with conventional pedagogy is necessary. Moreover, pedagogical implications and future studies were discussed.


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