ERIC Number: ED289797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Viewing: Stimulant to Critical Thinking. Teacher's Guide.
O'Reilly, Kevin; Splaine, John
The purpose of this guide is to implement the teaching of "Critical Viewing: Stimulant to Critical Thinking," a guide for students. Part one of the guide is an overview of the organization, methodologies, and evaluation procedures used in "Critical Viewing." Suggestions and activities for teaching the six chapters in "Critical Viewing" are given in part two. These include: (1) methods for introducing students to the parts of an argument and identifying and evaluating evidence; (2) teaching suggestions for critical television viewing by students; (3) teaching strategies for student analysis of political speeches and debates; and (4) teaching methods for student evaluation of documentaries, advertising, and entertainment programs. The activities in part three may be appropriate for projects or research papers. They are designed for watching broadcast television, cable television, and programs on video cassette recorders and for watching films in movie theatres. The questions on cable television are designed to highlight the possible differences between broadcast and cable television. Part four is a guide to video resources. (SM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Critical Thinking, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Television Viewing
Critical Thinking Press, 775 Bay Road, South Hamilton, MA 01982.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: For the student guide, see SO 018 718.