ERIC Number: ED039263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-31
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The Use of Media in the Teaching of Poetry. Final Report. CORD Project in the Teaching of Poetry 1967-1969.
Birnbaum, Martin J.
This final report describes a two-year project which tested the applicability of selected instructional media aids in the teaching of college level, English, introductory courses in poetry. Basic to the design and implementation of the experiment is the belief that poetry affects the senses as well as the intellect. The following six objectives of the pilot program are discussed at length: (1) to provide control of class, especially large groups; (2) to present poetry to students, using media especially adaptable to transmitting poetry; (3) to provide authoritative or professional interpretations of works of poetry; (4) to introduce students to aspects and forms of poetry that rely essentially upon visual experience as well as aural, and to integrate these aspects into the total understanding of literature; (5) to determine whether the above practices are effective in increasing the students' appreciation of poetry; and (6) to develop more effective means of teaching the mechanics of poetry in the classroom situation. Sections on the experimental conditions; rationale, results and measurement techniques; future projections; and a summation are included. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (RL)
Descriptors: Aural Learning, Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Media, Educational Research, English, English Instruction, Experiments, Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Literary Criticism, Media Research, Poetry, Research, Research Methodology, Sensory Experience, Testing, Visual Learning
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Coll. of Education, Monmouth.