ERIC Number: ED346799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Psycho-Analytic Perspective on Learning through OU Videos (Report No. 64).
This report explores the use of videos to facilitate learning in a mathematics course for teachers developed by England's Open University. Specific video extracts are discussed from a psycho-analytic perspective on learning. The report first examines the course content and briefly discusses the use of video as a teaching tool. Then the psycho-analytic aspects of the course are examined, including descriptions and critical evaluations of specific video excerpts. These excerpts show learners working in a group within a class, that class being within the institution of a school. It is argued that just as videos provide the shape, position, and movement that define the most fundamental dimensions of physical reality and thus can aid learning, so the dynamics inherent in the group process can aid the teacher in locating those equivalents in human relationships and in so doing can increase the effectiveness of the teaching process. (Included are 9 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Students, Educational Media, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Human Relations, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Mathematics, Postsecondary Education, Psychoeducational Methods, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.