Development of interethnic tolerance among university students on the material of documentary films

DOI 10.51955/2312-1327_2021_2_151

Galina V. Mikhaleva

Abstract. The article discusses the methodological and methodical tools in the study of implementing educational tasks by means of media education based on documentary films, including the development of technologies and methods of teaching university classes with elements of media education to foster students’ interethnic tolerance. Hands-on approaches are based on the methodology of performing literary-imitative, literary-analytical, theatrical role-playing tasks on the material of media culture using the key concepts of media education: media agencies, media categories, media languages, media technologies, media representations, media audiences. Media education allows to solve specific educational tasks during the discussion of documentaries with students on the topic of interethnic tolerance.  These tasks are to teach university students to reject the ideology of racial, national, interethnic, interfaith intolerance and extremism; improve interpersonal relations among students based on mutual understanding, patience and mutual assistance; develop students’ ability to listen and hear, to “put” themselves in the place of the interlocutor; develop students’ skills of critical analysis of media texts on the topic of interethnic tolerance.

Keywords: interethnic tolerance, documentary films, students, dialogue of cultures, ethnic stereotypes, media education, media text, representation, hate speech, national identity, multicultural state, ethnic culture, xenophobia.

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