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ERIC Number: ED050550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 39
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Reference Count: 0
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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)
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Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Finnish Broadcasting Co., Helsinki.
Identifiers: Finland