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|Why give college assignments from educational shows on Netflix?|
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|Psychology with Netflix educational shows|
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|Philosophy with Netflix educational shows|
|Science with Netflix educational shows|
An average human being spends 8 hours a week on Netflix that is more than the time spent on studying.
I thought why not combine Netflix and studying strategies to create a fun learning experience.
Formula : Netflix+Study= Smart Gen-Z
To all the teachers reading this blog thank you for your service and to all the young adults I hope you have the patience reach the end of this blog
Tried and Tested: I personally watched these Netflix educational movies, series, and documentaries. And categorized them into business, philosophy, literature, psychology, and science.
Why give college assignments from educational shows on Netflix?
Benefits for Professors
- There is a limit of theoretical knowledge you can impart in class with Freud or Neurons-movie assignments trigger the creative part of a student’s brain to think beyond the black and white background of the textbook.
- It is a great escape when you are too lazy to invent an assignment.
- The fun part is when students can discuss, act, or debate what they have watched from these educational shows on Netflix.
Benefits for College students.
- Educational shows on Netflix is the millennial style of mixing education with series.
- These assignments can kill boredom while learning.
- Your brain retains more of what you see than what you hear.
What do you remember more- your mom’s nagging questions or a viral song on YouTube?
Business Studies – Netflix educational shows
Category– Reality show
- Sales presentation
- Profit and Loss assessment
Shark Tank is a reality television show that connects rich investors to business owners seeking an investment. It fits well in the category of educational shows on Netflix for tweens.
- What you should not do in a business
- The consumer industry
The founder is based on the most loved burger on the planet-McDonald’s burger. It portrays the journey of McDonald’s burger from a small town shop to a worldwide snack through its franchising strategy.
Brainstorm on business ideas that can solve problems and also make money. Write down an imaginary business plan from entry to exit.
Once a week teachers could allow students to present their imaginable products and services to give them a deeper knowledge about equity, negotiation, and marketing.
Psychology- Netflix educational shows
- Human behavior
- Myths in Materialism
- Cognitive Behavior Theory
It questions life with less or life with more, materialism, or inward happiness. This documentary interviews people from various professions and questions their meaning of happiness.
(Disclaimer: The below Netflix educational documentary is for adults above the age of 18 )
Don’t F**K with the cats
Subject: Criminal Psychology
- Paranoid schizophrenia
- Criminal behavior
One of the top most-watched Netflix educational documentaries in 2019. A real-life story of a Facebook group actively involved in catching a cat abuser on the internet.
Jot down pointers on why humans or serial killers act in a certain way and try linking them with psychological theories studied in class.
After this educational Netflix assignment is complete, Teachers could ask students to write down 5 perspectives they developed while watching the documentary. Switch it between desks to instill the indifference in perspectives and acceptance to newer perspectives.
Literature-Netflix educational shows
Anne with an E
Category– Netflix Series
- Poetic expressions
- Racial diversity
You might have read a bit of this classic tale “Anne and the brooch” that is re-imagined in an orphan’s story seeking love. Anne was mistakenly sent to live with old siblings on Prince Edward Island where people looked down at orphans, education, and female rights.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
- Literary society
- World War 2
- Book clubs.
A historic love story set after the end of World War 2, describes how a book club thrived during curfews of World War 2. Later discovered through letters exchanged to a London based female writer.
Read more about the era in which the book was written. Identify the writer’s early life experiences reflected on the characters created.
A small play can be conducted in class for a deeper understanding of the given assignment.
Philosophy-Netflix educational shows
Genius of the Morden World
Category: Historical documentaries
- Incendiary writing
This series is everything a philosophy student must know from the basics of Karl Marx, Assumptions of Friedrich Nietzsche, and psychoanalysis of Freud.
Genius of the Ancient World
Category: Netflix educational documentaries.
- Revolutionary Ideas
- Fundamental Thinking
A Netflix educational documentaries where Bettany Hughes travels to the birth country of Buddha, Socrates, and Confucius to uncover the trails of the makers of ancient philosophy.
The best way to practice after you have watched these series is to make up your mind on which philosophical theory you support.
Write down strong points about why you support it.
To learn philosophy students must debate on the ideologies of these thinkers. A philosophical debate with students representing a thinker is suggested.
Science -Netflix educational shows
100 Humans: Life’s Questions Answered
Category- Experimental documentary.
- Human behaviors
Questions about can good looks keep you out of jail or pain Vs pleasure are answered by experiments conducted with 100 humans from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions. These Netflix educational documentaries are a no-brainer.
The Mind- Explained
- Processes of the brain
- Dreams explained
- Works of memory
This series explains everything from dreams to anxiety to mindfulness. Why do we feel what we feel and how are memories triggered all explained in a 5 episode series.
Try observing your behavior throughout the day and jot down the triggers you feel throughout the day. Observe a family member the next day and match the similarities and differences in both the behavior.
Conduct a class experiment on emotions and let students sample and conclude their assumptions with the people around them.
An assignment worth doing only if there is a creative way to test it out.
|Business||Shark Tank and Founder|
|Psychology||Don’t F**k with the cats and Minimalism|
|Philosophy||Genius of the Modern World and Genius of the Ancient World.|
|Science||The Mind explained and 100 humans|
|Literature||Anne with an E and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society|