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ERIC Number: ED085759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 16
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Using Film in the Classroom.
Johnson, Ted
Over ten years ago, in a report on the process of education, Jerome Bruner dealt with the advantages of using film and other audiovisual materials. First he said that film can help use and develop attention. Secondly, he identified film as one of the "devices for vicarious experience." He said that film can be used as a dramatizing device, as a tone and level setter for a class, and can provide a range of identification figures for the student. One of the pressing reasons for using and studying film is that the student needs to develop good habits of perception, analysis, judgment, and selectivity for the processing of visual data. Given the popularity of film and the power of the medium, we need to become far more sophisticated in our use of its power and just as concerned about raising the level of our students' sophistication in response to film as we are regarding their sophistication in response to literature. Mastering a visual vocabulary in order to accurately perceive visual images is as important as mastering a verbal vocabulary in order to understand prose. (LL)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (61st, Las Vegas, November 1971)