Presentation on theme: "7/26/10 The Power of Film, Video and TV in the Classroom."— Presentation transcript:
7/26/10 The Power of Film, Video and TV in the Classroom
The appeal of visual media continues to make film, video, and television as educational tools with high potential impact. They are now accessible and less cumbersome to use. Let us take the advantage of them to the classroom.
The film, video and the TV are indeed powerful. Dale (1969) says, they can: 1. Transmit a wide range of audio 2. Bring models of excellence to the viewers 3. Bring the world of reality to the home and to classroom through a live broadcast or as mediated through film or videotape.
7/26/10 4. Make us see and hear for ourselves world events as they happen. 5. Be the most believable news source. 6. Make some programs understandable and appealing to a wide variety of age and educational opportunity because programs can presented over national and regional networks.
7. Provide us with sound and lights not easily available even to the viewer of a real event through long shots, close ups, zoom shots, magnification and split screen made possible by TV camera. 8. Can give opportunity to teachers to view themselves while they teach for purposes of self-improvement. 9. Can be both instructive and enjoyable.
While the film, video and TV can do so much, they have their own limitations, too: 1. Television and film are one-way communication device consequently, they encourage passivity. 2. The small screen size puts television at the disadvantage when compared with the possible size projected motion pictures.
3. Excessive TV viewing works against the development of the child's ability to visualize and to be creative and imaginative. 4. There is much violence in TV
Basic Procedures in the Use of TV as a Supplementary enrichment: 1. Prepare the classroom. 2. Pre-viewing Activities. 3. Viewing. 4. Post-viewing. 5. Go to the questions you raised at the pre- viewing stage. 6. Tackle questions raised by students at the initial stage of the post-viewing discussion. 7. Ask what the students learned. 8. Summarize what was learned.
The film, video and TV are powerful instructional tools. When they are used appropriately and moderately, they can make the teaching-learning process more concrete, lively, colourful, and interactive. It contributes to a more lasting learning because of visual, audio and motion effects. These effects make learning fun.
However, misuse and abuse of their use in the classroom and even at home has far reaching damaging effects in the development of children's imaginative and thinking powers and sensitivity of human life. The most significantly cited weakness of the TV is the effect of TV violence on peoples' aggressive behavior.