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Videos/films checklist

Sourced from training material in a Certificate IV in training and workplace assessment

Films/videos are valuable communication tools if used effectively. The success of films/videos depends on how you present them to the group and how you help the group process the new information.

1. Choose carefully and preview

  • Does it cover what you want to accomplish?
  • ls it suitable for your audience?
  • ls it preachy or full of absolutes? (lf yes, it may turn the audience off)
  • Will it make people feel involved or will they just passively switch off?
  • Note down discussion questions.
  • Check its length - ls it best to show part of the video/film only?
  • Are you going to use it to introduce a new topic?
  • Are you going to use it to stimulate discussion?
  • Are you going to use it to summarise/reinforce a topic?

2. Introduce the video/film

  • Help your group 'tune in' to what they will see. For example:
  • This video is called….
  • I'm showing you this because….
  • lt was made in the UK by,…
  • lt was made in the late 1980's but it is still relevant to us because….
  • The film is available for loan from….
  • lt is suitable for groups of all ages….
  • I want you to look out for….
  • l'll stop the video half way through so we can discuss….

3. After the film get people to move around (energiser).

4. Process the information from the video/film

  • Ask Cognitive questions about the content of the video/film. For example:
  • Why did the characters behave the way they did?
  • How did the individuals function in various roles?

Ask subjective questions about trainees' feelings, reactions and interpretations. For example:

  • What did you like?
  • What impressed you?
  • Did you have any new insights?
  • Have you ever been in a similar situation?

This could be done in small discussion groups or you could conduct a whole group discussion.

  • Was the video to introduce a new topic?
  • Was the video to summarise or complete a topic?

Body language checklist

  • poise
  • movements
  • gestures
  • facial expression
  • distracting mannerisms


videos_films_checklist.txt · Last modified: 2013/12/15 09:58 (external edit)