ERIC Number: ED434523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Switched On? Video Resources in Modern Language Settings. Modern Languages in Practice 10.
The use of television as an instructional resource in modern language teaching is discussed. The book's purpose is to support teachers in thinking about the principles underlying television use in the classroom, suggest some practical strategies for using broadcast resources from the earliest instructional stages, examine various instructional outcomes, and present suggestions for achieving them. Chapter one looks at the rationale and principles for television use, and gives some background on educational recordings in the United Kingdom. Chapter two gives general information on the selection, evaluation, and storage of television resources. Chapter three addresses setting the scene in the classroom for television use, and determining how and when to use videos, and chapter four explores the different types of programs available and how they can be exploited. Chapter five considers how to integrate television with existing materials and curriculum, creating lessons, and departmental planning issues. Practical issues in tape and equipment management, storage, and preservation are the focus of chapter six. Specific classroom procedures and approaches are outlined in chapter seven. The final chapter contains checklists and forms for the teacher to use in assessing, using, and designing instruction with video resources. Contains 15 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Media Selection, Modern Languages, Second Language Instruction, Television
Taylor and Francis, Inc., 325 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (paperback: ISBN-1-85359-423-7, $19.95; cloth: ISBN-1-85395-423-7, $59). Tel: 800-821-8312 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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