ERIC Number: ED048766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Uses of Film in the Teaching of English.
Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
To improve the impact and relevance of English instruction, this book suggests that films may be used as a springboard for critical analysis much like literary criticism, or they may be used as a medium of education on their own, shaping values, attitudes, and forms of expression. The necessary facilities for a film study program are described and their cost is estimated. The Canadian sources for these facilities are provided. In separate sections devoted to using films in elementary and in secondary English instruction, the book offers some critical explications of films, reports on several approaches taken with certain films and the responses they engendered, and describes suggested lesson plans in considerable detail. The suggested films include "The Red Balloon,""Paddle to The Sea,""Animal Farm,""The Great Toy Robbery," and "Two Men And a Wardrobe." In the section designed to be used with college and university students, a set of essays presents examples of film criticism and also suggests classroom procedures relevant to film study. For example, one essay uses "The War Game" to demonstrate the power of the documentary style and its relation to the expository essay, and another describes a college level course in film production. Appendices provide details on the films discussed in the book and a bibliography of books in French and English which deal with many aspects of film. (JY)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Creative Expression, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Film Production, Film Study, Films, Language Skills, Lesson Plans, Projection Equipment, Resource Materials, Secondary Education
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street, West, Toronto 5, Ontario, Canada ($3.75)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Note: Curriculum Series Number 8