ERIC Number: ED347601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Student-Made PSAs (Public Service Announcements): Teaching the Motivated Sequence Design and Other Public Speaking Concepts with a Camcorder.
An instructor in speech communication uses camcorders and videotape as a logical extension and complement to the public speaking curriculum. The instructor uses the camcorder as a concrete tool that parallels the more conceptual tool of public speaking. The first round of speeches made by the students is videotaped and only briefly evaluated orally by the other students. At the very next class meeting, the tape is played back and the students and the speaker discuss and comment on the presentation. One assignment, usually the last, requires the student to create and present, directly into a camcorder, a public service announcement (PSA). Students apply the steps of the Motivated Sequence Design to the PSA. One other requirement for the PSA is the use of a visual aid. Ideally, PSAs should be shown to the entire class. Students grow up surrounded by broadcast media and should be given the opportunity to increase their empowering communication knowledge and skills in this area. (The scripts of a PSA written by the instructor and two written by students are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Public Service Advertising; Speech Communication Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western States Communication Association (63rd, Boise, ID, February 21-25, 1992).