The Piano: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Movie as A Media of Reflective Teaching

  • Erna Wardani Universitas Jenderal Soedirman


Freud’s psychoanalytic approach has been one of the most controversial approaches to many fields of interest. Relating to education and educational psychology, this approach plays a significant role in modifying and enhancing one’s behavioral relationship among the educational elements like educators, parents, and students.  Therefore, in many things, this approach has contributed a lot of inspiration in the development of education.  In literary works, there seems to be a mutual fascination between psychoanalysis and literature whereas theory and approach, psychoanalysis explains literature and literature itself exploits psychoanalysis for creative purposes and works.  Here, as a creative work, movie is considered literature because it can be interpreted and analyzed just like other written works of literature.  As a learning instrument, movie evokes an affective domain that leads to changes in learning behavior and attitudes.  Experiencing certain-themed movies can trigger particular reflective memories and reference toward events occurring on a daily basis and it can further strengthen the foundation for learning complex concepts like psychoanalysis.


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How to Cite
WARDANI, Erna. The Piano: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Movie as A Media of Reflective Teaching. J-Lalite: Journal of English Studies, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 68-81, june 2020. ISSN 2723-357X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 30 may 2024. doi: