ERIC Number: ED165777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Now I See: Aesthetics of Film and Television: A Discovery Approach.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Educational Programs and Studies Information Service.
Students can see more in motion picture and television productions once they realize that they are already quite knowledgeable, and these ten discovery-experience lesson units on film and television productions provide teachers with a means to let them discover for themselves that they already know several characteristics of the moving media as distinctive art forms. Teachers interested in setting up a staff development program can utilize and build on this material, with or without expert collaboration. The units are constructed to suggest ways in which participants can personally discover artistic characteristics and relationships already known but never defined or communicated. Each unit explains the students' discovery experience and, for ease in facilitating discovery for participants, is accompanied by Notes to Teacher. Frequent use of television programs is stressed to provide a continuing opportunity to encounter differing styles. Teachers are urged to show the films suggested at the end of each unit repeatedly to allow students to discern new aspects. Increased enjoyment, greater facility in talking about moving media intelligently and accurately, critical judgements about artistic worth and quality of life portrayed, discovery of strengths and limitations of the medium, and discovery of differences among the arts should be realized by participants. (CWM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Educational Programs and Studies Information Service.