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Films in Psychiatry, Psychology, and Mental Health


reviewed by Martin S. Dworkin - 1954

coverTitle: Films in Psychiatry, Psychology, and Mental Health
Author(s): Adolf Nichtenhauser, Marie L. Coleman, David S. Ruhe
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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No instructional technique has had a more spectacular development than the use of films, especially since the introduction of the i6-mm size thirty years ago. The utilization of films and film techniques in television indicates that this growth is only a beginning. While the "literature" of films in every subject area has enlarged, there has been relatively little attention paid to problems of evaluation. It is almost as if a willingness to use films in classrooms and lecture halls assumed an unquestioning faith in their efficacy. To many confirmed audio-visualists, in fact, any film is better than any other form of teaching. When, however, the vagarious enthusiasm of students is not confused with matters of what and how well they are learning, judgment of films becomes more complicated. One film, to insist upon the obvious, is not so good as another. Not all films may be superior to other forms... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 56 Number 1, 1954, p. 50-50
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4762, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 1:15:16 PM

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