Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Simpsons in the Classroom

From the blog Theory is the Reason I've learned about a recent conference in New York State about teaching methods. One of the talks addressed using the Simpsons as a teaching tool, and mentioned a number of articles and books that would be of pedagogical interest for this purpose, including my own contribution to the subject.

I had the opportunity last spring to guest lecture at West Chester University for a great course taught by Jamey Heit, author of the Springfield Reformation. Heit has masterfully used the Simpsons to teach philosophical and religious notions.