How do you get young people motivated to discuss social issues these days? By picking them up from their own habits and from familiar terrain.
Science fiction is much more than just television, movies or computer games. Science fiction also says a lot about us and our society. With the help of well-known series and films such as Star Trek, Star Wars, The Hunger Games or Battlestar Galactica, many current topics such as fanaticism, xenophobia, artificial intelligence or the question of the human soul can be didactically prepared. Even critical topics like “death” can be discussed without shyness due to the distance of a film version.
In the lecture Science Fiction in the Classroom, examples will be shown of how films or series can be used for educational purposes in schools, churches or youth work. Examples will be presented and suggestions given that can be easily implemented in one’s own environment.