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Teachers' Views about Role of Television in Learning


  • Bharti Rathore


Television is a very popular and powerful medium. Being an audio visual medium it can move its audience to tears and to action. Use of soothing melodious music and attractive pictures make this medium very powerful but the sad reality is that some of the programmes are full of violence and sex and poison the soft, impressionable minds of teenagers. Besides that too much T.V. watching makes the youngsters lazy and inactive. Lack of physical activity gives birth to so many couch potatoes which makes us think whether television is a boon or bane. If T.V. programmes are to be used for educational purposes they should be planned in such a way that they support learning. If children watch good educational programs on TV, they can learn many new things very easily. They can learn about places they have never been to and animals they have never seen and they could learn about new scientific discoveries. Television can also stimulate thinking and make the people broad minded. TV can be a medium for education but it is important to choose the right TV programmes according to the age of the child. This way he/she can learn useful things. The right programmes can help him/her develop his/her imagination. Teachers imparting knowledge are best judge of the utility of television so the researcher has taken the views of the teachers about effect of television on students' learning. Key words: Television, learning, role of television

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  • Bharti Rathore, 2013. "Teachers' Views about Role of Television in Learning," Working papers 2013-6-7, Voice of Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:vor:issues:2013-6-7

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