Q: Can the workshop be modified to a 60 minute time block, or 2 blocks showing the film in class one day and then holding the discussion the next class two days later?
We do not allow for the workshop to be shortened or split into 2 sessions; the workshop requires a 90 minute session (5 minute introduction, 40 minute film, 40 minute discussion, 5 minute reflection). While we understand that the timing can be difficult to schedule within some shorter class periods, we require that the film always be directly followed by the discussion and that all 20 questions and teaching points are covered (in the 90 minute time block). The film is impactful and not only do students benefit greatly from immediately deconstructing what they have seen, but a lack of discussion after the film could leave students with many questions and without any tools to answer them. We have seen many professors either lengthen the class period for the day or hold the workshop outside of class, offering credit for attendance.