Teaching over Learning

Topics: Teacher, The History Boys, Dominic Cooper Pages: 4 (1254 words) Published: May 27, 2013
The concept of thinking as opposed to teaching. Jenna Bailey The films An Education and The History Boys have their similarities and differences. At the end of The History Boys directed by Nick Bowling the message sent to the viewers indicated that education was important but experience and thinking contributed to your success in life. In the film An Education directed by Lone Scherfig the ending similar to The History Boys concludes in Jenny Mellor (Carey Mulligan) realising that the education she was getting was more important than her experiences she had with David Goldman (Peter Sarsgaard), adding that Jenny needed the experiences too realise what was important and what she needed in life. In the film The History Boys Nick portrays Phelix(Clive Merrison) as a headmaster that is concerned with prestige rather than education. Nick does this by structuring Phelix’s office with medals and trophies, as well as allowing phelix’s students to call his by his first name creating a sense of relaxation and trust between the headmaster and his students. In the film An Education the headmistress (Emma Thompson) is portrayed as a structured, mature woman who is very passionate about education and her school. Lone creates this assumption by designing the headmistresses office with photos of the school and her certificates around the office walls, her office furniture has a brown wooden panelling creating her office to be inviting. The students have to refer to the headmistress by surname emphasising on how structured her school is compared to the school in The History Boys. In the film The History Boys Hector (Richard Griffiths) teaches his students general studies, he does this by doing role plays in French during class, he takes his students to Fountains Abbey to give them the experience that...
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