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ERIC Number: ED407857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb-25
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Global Awareness through Video News.
MacDonald, Errol
At Tokai University (Japan), an English-as-a-Second-Language course in global issues through video uses the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's monthly video magazine "News in Review", published eight months a year for use in Canadian English-medium schools. Of the four segments in each magazine, usually two are about Canada or international issues as they relate to Canada; the remainder are on a variety of international topics, all documentary in approach, educational, and presented in a way that demonstrates the power of television in shaping social conscience and global consciousness, an element needed in Japanese society. A supplementary resource package for teachers helps use the video materials. The teacher's intention is to have students comprehend not only the language and content of the segments, but also the issues, concepts, and values within them, and to express feelings and opinions and ask questions based on that understanding. Classroom activities are designed to exploit information, reasoning, and opinion gaps experienced by the students. In using video, teachers are advised to use short sequences, provide repeated viewings, treat the video as both visual and aural text, and plan pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing activities. Contains six references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan