Film: a tool for teachers

United Kingdom, 1959

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This film, designed primarily for teachers in training, has been compiled to demonstrate the possibilities of film as a teaching tool. It consists of excerpts from 18 films, selected because they illustrate the properties peculiar to film for communicating information and ideas. The excerpts are arranged in four groups which illustrate the contribution film can make to four kinds of educational situation: demonstrating practical skills; providing a visual description; organising knowledge and stimulating the imagination.


production company

Educational Foundation for Visual Aids



Production places
United Kingdom
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Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture industry - Study and teaching

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Excerpts

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Visual communication

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communication in education

Crafts & Visual Arts → Visual communication


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Imagination

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Motion picture industry - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Teachers - In service training

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Teachers - Training of

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Teaching - Aids and devices

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Visual communication

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Visual communication

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Imagination

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




Black and White and Colour


16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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