The Broader Concept of Method (1947)

14 Dec
Producer  Caravel Films, distributed by McGraw-Hill
Contributors   Technical planning consultant, Raleigh Schorling ; script consultant, Howard Batchelder ; educational advisors, L.O. Andrews, E. Carleton Moore. “Correlated with Schorling’s Student teaching.”
Length  n/a (two reels)
B&W/Color  b&w
UO Library Catalog description:  Presents a picture of the teacher-dominated, lesson-hearing type of recitation, and shows typical effects of this method on student attitudes, responses, and learning; and compares formal recitation with the informal, group-discussion type of class sessions in which students are permitted to share in the planning of their work.
Call # FILM Mb9
Genre  instructional
Rare  no
Online  no
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  good
Oregon-related  no


Meant to accompany Schorling’s textbook. He was pretty progressive for his time, and even more progressive for ours – here’s his 1946 proposal for a Teacher Bill of Rights, with allowances for small classes, good materials and human-scaled classrooms.

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