The Moiton Picture
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The motion picture remains a key classroom tool for science teachers. Videotape and videodisc--the current manifestation of motion pictures—are in nearly every classroom.
The motion picture provided first and foremost a means of bringing the world at large to the science classroom. To this end, it satisfied many of the content-oriented aspects of scientific literacy during the early part of the twentieth century. Advances in the technology allowed for the thinking, learning, and inquiry skills promoted in the late twentieth century conception of scientific literacy to be better addressed.
A trend of introducing the hardware to the classroom, developing effective pedagogy, and then bringing the trend to closure with the dissemination of available software was evident as the classroom uses of the motion picture developed.
The infusion of educational radio into the science curriculum exhibited similarities to the motion picture. The information presented in Chapter 4 will examine both the similarities and the differences as another technology assists teachers in achieving scientific literacy.
KeywordsScience Education Science Teacher Content Knowledge Science Classroom Classroom Practice
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