ERIC Number: ED056495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Need Johnny Read? Practical Methods to Enrich Humanities Courses Using Films and Film Study.
Goldman, Frederick; Burnett, Linda R.
Knowing how to read is a very important aid in accelerating mental activity and curiosity in children and thus opening up new regions of thought and experience--one of the broad goals of education. However, reading should not be defined solely in relation to print media. Other languages, such as film, can enrich the study of all humanities disciplines while providing a new skill and a new form of literacy which are critically important to the exercise of citizenship in a culture dominated by electronic communication. This book argues the need for courses in visual literacy at high school and college levels, and documents why media and film should be studied. Further, within the framework of a course which the authors have designed, a series of teaching methods for visual literacy is discussed and a system of organization for what should be taught is proposed. Those factors which are necessary for teachers to become film specialists are also described: skill in stimulating and guiding class discussion, sensitivity to the interests and attitudes of students, and a desire to adapt traditional educational processes and materials to the changing needs of the students and the times. (Author/SH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Content Area Reading, Creative Thinking, Film Study, Interpretive Reading, Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Visual Literacy
Pflaum/Standard, 38 West Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402 ($4.50)
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