ERIC Number: ED021846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Film Study and the English Teacher.
Sohn, David A.
Despite skepticism and differing opinions within the teaching profession about the value of screen education, instructional and "experiential" films can be made effective in English classes in a variety of ways. They can be used in comparisons of the strengths of various media; in the development of units on specific topics or themes; or simply as stimulants to discussion, reading, and writing. Movies shown at local theaters or on television can also be used as a basis for study. Moreover, students' understanding of the medium can be improved by the production of their own films. Teachers who decide to use films in the classroom must be prepared, however, to meet criticism from administrators or parents who may object to films as expensive and superfluous. (JS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Discussion (Teaching Technique), English Instruction, Film Production, Film Study, Films, Instructional Films, Instructional Materials, Interpretive Skills, Mass Media, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Television, Unit Plan
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth St., Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 44954, $0.50).
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