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ERIC Number: ED550561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 162
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2679-0953-4
Total Recall: Using Film to Enhance Learning
Clayton, Douglas N.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania
Several scholars (e.g. Bumpus, 2005; Champoux, 1999; Mayer, 2005) and practitioners (Gallos 2007; English & Steffy, 1995; Hackley, 2007) of workplace learning have put forward the claim that the use of film (and other forms of multimedia) enhances learning. If this is the case, particularly given the increasing pressure to do more with less, workplace-learning leaders should take note and consider incorporating film into their curricula if they have not already done so. However, while some have made a convincing theoretical case for the use of film to enhance learning (Corner, 2001; Giacolone & Jurkiewicz, 2001), the current evidence of film's usefulness is far from convincing. The research showing the impact of film on learning is largely anecdotal (Bramhal & McMahan, 2004; Brown, 2011) and the empirical research that has been done has not focused on workplace learning but rather on other contexts such as language learning (Al-Seghaner, 2001) and the traditional college setting (Bluestone, 2000; Smith-Rorrer & Furr, 2009). The study presented in this proposal targets that gap in the research. This study explicitly will consider the extent to which film impacts workplace learning, in particular learning related to change management. Specifically, the study will compare the learning outcomes for two groups of employees who complete a change management course. The study explores the following guiding question: To what extent does the incorporation of film into a workplace change readiness course impact the retention of information by course participants? The course for the first group will incorporate film clips designed to enhance student learning; the course for the second group will be a more traditional course consisting of lecturing supported with PowerPoint slides. A quantitative methodology will be used to gather and analyze the relative impact of each course on employees' ability to retain information from four segments of a change readiness workshop: a message from Martin Halliwell, the SES Executive Sponsor of the change readiness workshop; the "change curve"; a message on collaboration from Romain Bausch, the CEO of SES; and a message on collaboration from three SES leaders. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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