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ERIC Number: ED225543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Remarks on Communication Media Pedagogy.
Malik, M. F.
Four basic learning processes which occur within photography, film, radio, and television education at the university level are identified and discussed, and specific suggestions are made to improve teaching methods. The acquisition, selection, and retention of two kinds of information are first addressed. For direct information (specific to communications), current methods of instruction are examined, and an alternative approach which uses individually-paced instruction in a learning center is outlined. For indirect information from other disciplines, alternatives to current practices suggested include a programmed study course. The second process, mental and motor skill acquisition, is analyzed in terms of operational skills for using equipment, action skills for learning or copying behavior (as an actor or crew member), and combinatory skills such as those required in directing or scriptwriting. Potentially useful instructional approaches are offered. The third process, decision-making (perfection and specialization) is described as branched programming, and use of a modeling method is suggested. Discussion of the fourth process, small group dynamics and interaction learning, includes possible models for overcoming current pedagogical problems. A non-pedagogical method for the assessment, prediction, and cultivation of talent and creativity is described briefly. A 9-item bibliography is included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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