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ERIC Number: ED077216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May-25
Pages: 19
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Video, Television and the Open Classroom.
LeBaron, John
The assumptions behind open education, when applied to television, suggest that children should create their own television programs based on their interests and experiences and that these programs should be disseminated widely. The availability of videotape systems and the rapid development of community cable television (CATV) makes these ideas possible, providing that the open education classroom teacher can be helped to understand the utility of the technology and to help students become television producers. Unique possibilities offered by video for curriculum building can be seen in enrichment verbal skills and language arts, in social studies, in science and math, in the arts, and in self-understanding and interpersonal communication. The cablecasting of child-produced programs via community CATV should help to produce pride and a sense of efficacy in the children. The costs and equipment needed for a "bare essentials" system are minimal, and the imaginative teacher with active children will be able to work effectively even if limited to Portapak work. (Author/SH)
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