Triggers series. No. 1

Australia, 1972

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Illustrates six different classroom situations. Trigger 1 raises the issue of the lecturer’s responsibility in stimulating the students’ interest, in addition to presenting information; Trigger 2 considers the function of lectures in the teaching-learning process, focusing on a communication model; Trigger 3 emphasises the fact that teaching may not result in learning, by focusing on teaching techniques; Trigger 4 demonstrates that there may be a gap between verbal and non-verbal communication; Trigger 5 raises the question of relevance, and the differing perceptions of students and staff; Trigger 6 portrays an incident which often provides a basis for teacher-student conflict. Designed to encourage discussion about teaching and learning situations.



George Pashuk

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University of New South Wales. Tertiary Education Research Centre






Black and White

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Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communication in education


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Teaching - Methodology

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films

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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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