ERIC Number: ED062762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Seeing With Feeling; Film in the Classroom.
Lacey, Richard A.
Today's students are very much interested in films, but discussing films as if they are literature, or as if there are "right" answers about them (the teacher's), will kill off that interest quickly. A better technique is to discuss the feelings which the film's images generate among class members, and to go on from there into larger questions which the film raises and into reactions of members of the class. The "image-skim" method, in which students simply recall vivid images from the film, is a good way to start. It helps demonstrate how many people react so differently to the same material. This affective dimension is a vital part of a humanistic education, and too often it is shunted off as unimportant simply because it is harder to write behavioral objectives for. But teachers should continue to stress feelings. If the system they are part of makes it difficult to do this, it may be helpful to get together with other teachers who are similarly concerned for discussion sessions and self-evaluation. This may be the first step towards creating a climate of freedom in the school. (JK)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Classroom Environment, Film Study, Films, Humanities Instruction, Interests, Student Behavior, Student Participation, Teacher Associations, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods, Values
W. B. Saunders Company, West Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105 ($3.25)
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Note: Controversies in Education series