ERIC Number: ED421041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating "Renaissance," a Television Film Series, into College Classrooms.
Rabb, Theodore K.
This final report describes the activities and accomplishments of a three-year grant which enabled the Medici Foundation to organize a series of workshops at which groups of history faculty from small four-year colleges, community colleges, and high schools explored uses of film materials in classroom teaching, especially use of the 5-part public television series, "Renaissance," and its associated 18-part telecourse developed by the Foundation. Six regional workshops were held; a total of 191 history faculty attended. The main subjects addressed at the workshop were the problem of student attention, relative merits of film and print, student skills, technology, and identification of visual resources. Formal evaluation found the workshops' consequences measurable and beneficial. Recommendations include the development of avenues for teachers to regularly exchange ideas and experiences about effective techniques for using film in the classroom; a national listing of films and documentaries available for classroom use; and better access to information on current film technology. Following an executive summary, individual sections of the report describe the project's purpose, background, activities, evaluation, and results. Most of the report consists of appendices, including a list of participants, formal statistical evaluation results, the evaluation report, complimentary letters, workshop information, and a listing of feature films useful in history classes. (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Medici Foundation, Princeton, NJ.