ERIC Number: ED021472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Inquiry; Implications for Televised Instruction.
McBride, Wilma, Ed.
Inquiry is a disciplined process by which individuals move from knowledge of concrete data to the formulation of abstract concepts. Television can serve the needs of inquiry, especially visual (as opposed to verbal) inquiry, if it can be made flexible enough to bring data into the classroom at the instant needed for making decisions or asking questions. Television will not replace the teacher because it cannot provide all the conditions needed to sustain the process of inquiry, but it can bring into the class room a pre-packaged and empirically validated instructional program. The teacher's task is then one of following up the television presentation by continuing inquiry in the classroom. Much imagination will be needed in designing effective instructional television programs, for the strength of such programs must lie in the stimulation of the thought processes within the learner, rather than in the pre-packaged presentation of a neatly and completely formulated explanation of all the data presented. Ideally, television should show the learner things he has not seen before, things that will make him sit up and take notice. To puzzle is indispensable. (RS)
Descriptors: Closed Circuit Television, Curriculum Development, Educational Media, Educational Television, Inquiry, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Visual Stimuli
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