How it works

All our courses use richly varied examples of human behavior. These are from films, television series, documentaries and other sources. Here we explain why this approach works so well.


The MovieLearning method

Watching film has a deep impact on us as spectators. In the cinema we identify ourselves with one or more of the characters. We feel their tension, their challenges, their sorrows and their joys. Because of this identification we can recognize similar processes in ourselves. This psychological aspect of identification is used in all MovieLearning courses in order to enhance the learning process.

MovieLearning aims to help develop social-emotional skills (behavior). Our method is to extract the best examples of human behavior from films and to offer them in online courses.

Thus, our teaching materials are based on the principle: “Don't tell them, show them.” We limit theory and we optimize experience. By using film excerpts, we can exactly show what we mean. This way we can exemplify difficult concepts like integrity, empathy, responsibility or result orientation. By offering our users positive examples we help them to further develop those skills.

MovieLearning can be used in various ways. As a stand-alone online learning environment, as blended learning when used in combination with live training, and as a community builder for more extensive leadership programs and development processes.

MovieLearning courses

On MovieLearning you can find courses on all kinds of subjects. It is also possible to have custom courses made. The courses that we offer mainly deal with leadership development, team development and education. Regardless of the subject, each course contains the following elements:


The most important building blocks of a MovieLearning course are video clips: excerpts from feature films, documentaries and television series. They are short scenes in which a certain action, interaction or intervention is shown. The participant can first make a personal assessment of what he or she sees happening in the excerpt and then read the accompanying analysis and explanation.

Questions and exercises

For an optimal learning effect, it is important to analyze what a theme means in your life, your team or organization. That is why each course contains questions for reflection, to test knowledge and exercises that you can perform yourself. This helps you to practice and connect with the educational material even better, as to internalize it into your own life.


Because an action, interaction or intervention often consists of several nuanced communications, we regularly cut complex scenes into microclips. After all, both verbal and non-verbal behavior can contain important information. In this way small but important actions receive the attention they deserve.