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ERIC Number: ED399573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-19
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Integrating Media into the Communication Classroom as an Experiential Learning Tool: A Guide To Processing and Debriefing.
Hinck, Shelly Schaefer; And Others
This paper shows how visual media may be used in the high school and college classroom to foster analytical, communicative, and interpretive skills traditionally developed through reading. It suggests that L. Joplin's (1985) 5-stage experiential learning model and Anita Covert's (1980) EDIT system can be used to teach a range of media. It describes in detail how Covert's system--moving from "experience,""description,""inference," to "transfer"--helps the students to analyze and understand a medium and then apply it to their own living experience. It gives specific examples of how magazines from non-American cultures can help students become aware of different cultural practices and how television magazine shows like "20/20" or "60 Minutes" can raise issues of intercultural communication. The paper specifically looks at "20/20" episodes such as "The Vine Jumpers" and "Lesbians" and movies such as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Circle of Friends." The paper outlines Covert's system step-by-step in suggesting how each of these media could be used in the classroom. Contains 11 references. (TB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A