ERIC Number: ED190063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Active Student Involvement Focusing on Critical Analysis of Commercial Television.
Notar, Ellen E.; Robinson, Rhonda S.
This paper examines classroom techniques for stimulating students' critical faculties in viewing commercial television. The thrust is not only to increase critical viewing judgments, but also to heighten their knowledge of the literary elements of television. Television literacy may be developed by attention to the artistry of the television production elements that create the images. The commercial television elements of genre conventions, format and programming conventions, and video production can be identified, discussed, and critically viewed as they interact. The activities suggested in this packet are characteristic of a media literacy curriculum that will help students gain in awareness and understanding of television through active participation. Perceptive television viewing, class discussion, and actual production experiences are suggested that will help students become more concerned critical viewers or nonviewers of commercial television. A listing of resources is included. (RAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Critical Viewing
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 1980).