In May 2018, an opinion survey of thirty teachers participating in the understanding film project was conducted in order to analyze their views on the benefits and constraints of the integration of film education into Slovenian schools, the methods of film education and the respondents’ in/formal education in the field. The majority of teachers (70%) believe that the use of film in education engages students in extra/curricular activities and motivates their learning. Furthermore, they think film education develops the students’ appreciation of film as an art form (27%), offers personalized insights into social issues (23%) and is a useful tool in cross-curricular learning (23%). Discussion (37%), the viewing of film clips (23%) and the comparison of film adaptations with their literary sources (23%) appear to be the most frequently used methods of film education. Teachers see the fact that film is not included in the national curricula for secondary schools (50%) as the main constraint for the use of film in education. 60% of the respondents received no film education or training during their schooling. 23% of the surveyed teachers encountered film education in their secondary schools.
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