The Use of Visual Text in Teaching Political Science


  • William Walter Bostock University of Tasmania


Visual Text, Film, Documentary, Teaching Political Science


The use of visual text, such as film, documentary or current affairs program,  can play a powerful role in teaching courses where human interaction and motive are central to academic explanation. The place of three such texts, Cajun Country, Jonestown, the Life and Death of People’s Temple, and Frontline Diaries, Apartheid’s Children in teaching a political science course, is evaluated positively.

Author Biography

William Walter Bostock, University of Tasmania

University Associate

School of Social Sciences

University of Tasmania


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How to Cite

Bostock, W. W. (2013). The Use of Visual Text in Teaching Political Science. Asian Journal of Education and E-Learning, 1(3). Retrieved from