ERIC Number: ED081464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Enviro-Films: Candid Reviews of 16mm. Films About Natural Resources and Our Environment.
Worden, Diane D.
Film is a powerful tool, if used properly, to facilitate learning about our internal and external environments. These candid reviews of environment films have as a central theme the affective use of film as a medium. As a former science teacher, the author has been repeatedly disappointed in discovering upon preview that films described in non-commital terms and ordered for class use on the basis of content could be so dull. Because what we think we perceive is based on our individual prior experiences, the author's views may be substantially different from those of other viewers. This basic subjectivity has been tempered by the use of these criteria against which each film has been judged: (1) Is film as a communications medium used to its best advantage in presenting the content? (2) Is the presentation entertaining? (3) Is the subject appropriate to environmental education? (4) Is the information conveyed biased or balanced? The author's opinion of each film follows its title, running time, producer, date, series, distribution and price, or as much of the foregoing data as possible. (Other Institute materials are available as LI 004 469, 004 470, and 004 471.) (Author/SJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. School of Librarianship.
Note: (0 references); Prepared for the Institute on Environmental Information Programs for Public Libraries held at Western Michigan University, May 7-13, 1972