Educational research in diverse fields shows the value of using film to demonstrate concepts. However, lecturers may not have time to find appropriate material and are often left to guess what works best to maximise learning. Our project involved collecting 2-7 minute clips from different film genres to illustrate communication concepts.
We found that the most fruitful source of clips was documentaries, and popular television series were also useful for specific themes. However, the strongest student preference was for material filmed in their own geographical location. We offer recommendations, both for collecting clips and for using them to maximise learning. While incorporating film did not in itself fulfil the noblest aims of higher education, it had distinctive benefits. The key to ensuring its value was to include it in structured discussions and assessments.
|Keywords:||Film, Communication, Distance Learning, Tertiary Education|
Lecturer, Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Student Learning Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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