ERIC Number: ED050550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Mass Communication Education in the Finnish Comprehensive School.
Finnish Broadcasting Co., Helsinki.
A suggested curriculum to be used to teach mass communications in Finnish comprehensive schools is described. Instead of concentrating on either an aesthetic or medium-bound (e.g., film education) approach, this curriculum focuses on the mass media as social institutions and on developing in young people a critical, thoughtful approach to mass communication messages. It also emphasizes information transmission and opinion formation. The curriculum is sequential, with suggested lessons and activities for each of three levels: the elementary (Grades I-III), the middle (Grades IV-VI), and the upper grades. The major subdivisions of mass communication studies are: communication in society, mass communication, forms of expression in the mass media, and understanding the message. Each of these topics is divided into several sub-headings or units of study such as an historical survey of communication, institutions transmitting informatio, message types, and the effects of a message. The description of each unit includes the purpose, examples and questions for class discussion, and topics for individual and group projects. (JK)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communications, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Critical Thinking, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Information Dissemination, Intellectual Development, Mass Media, News Media, Newspapers, Opinions, Publicize, Radio, Social Influences, Social Studies, Television
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Finnish Broadcasting Co., Helsinki.