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ERIC Number: ED299949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
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Video-Pedagogy: A Catalyst for Group Discussion among Elementary School Children.
Decker, Philip
This pilot project explored the use of video in an elementary school as a catalyst for group discussion and self reflection in connection with conflict resolution. Subjects were 32 students in an extended day care program for grades K-6; 80% of these students were of Hispanic background. Videos were created with the students, and then played back to the same students, in order to discuss conflict resolution strategies. Discussion themes included: "working together versus not working together" and "the difference between rough play and fighting." When the students were surveyed on their reactions to the video project, they were generally positive about it, indicated that they enjoyed seeing themselves on video, and appeared to have absorbed many of the phrases used in the discussions, and possibly some of the lessons as well. Although the project was not designed to measure behavior change, one of the participating teachers seemed to believe that the video-discussions might have led to some behavior change. Eight appendices include a project calendar, discussion guides to tapes 1 and 2, a "shooting diary," excerpts from video-discussions, student project evaluation forms, a listing of student responses, and a teacher evaluation form with responses. (17 references) (EW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Master of Arts in Latin American Studies Project, Stanford University.