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ERIC Number: ED023315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
Television in Higher Education; Psychology; A Special Report from the National Center for School and College Television. NSCT News Supplement, Number 9.
Sanford, Fillmore H.
At a two-day meeting sponsored by the National Center for School and College Television and by the American Psychological Association, 15 specialists viewed and reacted to recorded television materials currently used in psychology instruction. Most of the television programs were designed to be courses in Introductory Psychology, and most of the reactions to these were negative. The conferees agreed that "the great talking fact" was overdone; that there was not likely to be any advantage to a recorded series of lectures and demonstrations over a live series of the same sessions. Programs were at their best, they agreed, when they presented actual research in progress or involved interactions between people. Interviews were considered most successful when the personality interviewed was both well-known and articulate. It was strongly felt that televised sessions should be shortened from 45-50 minutes to 15-30 minutes. The potential of television materials was recognized for institutional closed-circuit teacher training, for dramatization of small group phenomena in clinical and social psychology, and for recording of significant symposia. A list is given of television programs and courses considered. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for School and Coll. Television, Bloomington, IN.