ERIC Number: ED454051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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Science on Television: Case Study of the Development of "Bugs" on "Blue's Clues."
Dhingra, Koshi; Wilder, Alice; Sherman, Alison; Leavitt, Karen D.
This document introduces "Blue's Clues", a television science program and its development process. Blue's Clues is a series on Nickelodeon and currently telecasts five days a week. Childhood development theory states that young children learn skills through repetition; therefore, the same episode is presented on five consecutive days. This study explains the structure, preschoolers involvement in changes in the episode, and evaluates the script "Bugs", episode #411. A model of the construction of "Bugs" and other episodes of "Blue's Clues" is provided. (Contains 20 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001).