The focus of this module is on how teachers might use popular media, textbooks and computer technologies to create a learning environment that equips learners with the knowledge and skills to live and work thoughtfully in a changing country. The model of teaching being promoted is one that:
- actively involves learners
- links schooling with learners’ lives and experiences
- develops learners’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The different sections in this module present a coherent progression. However, the seven sections are downloadable as individual units.
- Cover, title and imprint pages, with contents list and preface
- Section One: How to use this module
- Section Two: Developing a media-rich outcomes-based education
- Section Three: Using popular print media in the classroom
- Section Four: Using popular electronic media in teaching
- Section Five: Understanding popular media
- Section Six: Using textbooks in teaching
- Section Seven: Using computer technologies in schools
This module links well with another OER, Managing ICTs in South African Schools: A Guide for School Principals.
- The Introduction to the Reader provides a brief but useful overview of the readings as well as an indication of how they are linked to the Learning Guide. Although there are nine useful readings, the module prescribes only five; the other four are optional. As with other modules, the readings may be used independently in supporting other courses that already exist. There are three readings in each of the three sections, which are:
- Introductory pages to the Readings
- Section One: South Africa: New plans for new contexts
- Section Two: Organizations: The impact of global change
- Section Three: Schools: The processes and constraints of change
Note on availability of readings:
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The video is linked to sections of the Learning Guide but contains discussions which could also be used in a free-standing way by anyone interested in the use of media in teaching. The videotape focuses on the use of popular media: it does not refer at all to the use of traditional media or computer technologies. The video has ten downloadable sections:
Part 1: Examples of popular media formats and an introduction to how media can become learning resources.
DOWNLOAD (24.29 MB) OR VIEW (2:43 MINS)
Part 2: A teacher using a soccer video clip as a warm-up to a map-reading lesson.
DOWNLOAD (45.37 MB) OR VIEW (4:49 MINS)
Part 3: Examples of teachers using popular print media.
DOWNLOAD (54.84 MB) OR VIEW (5:46 MINS)
Part 4: Example of a teacher using a radio news broadcast to develop listening skills.
DOWNLOAD (28.65 MB) OR VIEW (3:10 MINS)
Part 5: An example of a lesson on media literacy using advertisements.
DOWNLOAD (76.45 MB) OR VIEW (8:22 MINS)
Part 6: A film crew making an advertisement.
DOWNLOAD (29.08 MB) OR VIEW (11:32 MINS)
Part 7: Exploring learners producing their own media in order to develop media literacy and other important language skills.
DOWNLOAD (50.63 MB) OR VIEW (5:38 MINS)
Part 8: Example of a teacher using a systematic approach to preparing media-based lessons.
DOWNLOAD (21.96 MB) OR VIEW (2:17 MINS)
Part 9: Example of use of a video documentary on volcanoes in an interactive way in the classroom.
DOWNLOAD (21.96 MB) OR VIEW (2:55 MINS)
Part 10: Concluding discussion on preparing for and teaching using media in the classroom.
DOWNLOAD (21.96 MB) OR VIEW (1:40 MINS)
A DVD of the full video can be ordered from SAIDE - email@example.com or 011 403 2813 .
The audiotape is linked to sections of the Learning Guide but contains discussions which could also be used in a free-standing way by anyone interested in the use of media in teaching. It includes interviews with teachers, as well as examples of media resources taped from radio or off a CD.
- Part 1 - Teachers talk about the use of popular media resources in teaching - 15:42 MINS
- Part 2 - Using popular media to teach language and literature- 6:50 MINS
- Part 3a - Using electronic media in teaching - 5:35 MINS
- Part 3b - Using electronic media in teaching -6:18 MINS
- Part 4 - Understanding popular media: Media literacy- 10:08 MINS
- Part 5 - Using textbooks in teaching- 7:48 MINS
- Part 6 - Using computer technologies in teaching - 5:30 MINS