Watch and Learn: Rhetorical Devices in Classroom Films after 1940

Watch and Learn: Rhetorical Devices in Classroom Films after 1940

by Eef Masson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789089643124
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2012
Series: AUP - Framing Film Series , #2
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Eef Masson is assistant professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 11

Part 1

1 Film for Education: Debates, Idea(l)s and Practices 27

Introduction 27

1.1 Film as an Educational Tool 29

1.1.1 Possibilities 30

1.1.2 Limitations 55

1.2 The Classroom Film: Institutionalisation 66

1.2.1 NOF: Organisation and Procedures 69

1.2.2 NOF: Rules and Regulations 77

Conclusions 96

2 Classroom Film Use and the Pedagogical Dispositif 99

Introduction 99

2.1 The Reception and Use of Classroom Films 100

2.1.1 Scepticism and Resistance 101

2.1.2 Some Hypotheses on Film Usage 109

2.2 Classroom Films and the Pedagogical Dispositif 117

Conclusions 124

Part 2

3 Rhetoric: Text & Frame 127

Introduction 127

3.1 Rhetoric: Conceptual Exploration 129

3.2 Framing Rhetoric 133

3.3 Textual Rhetoric 138

Conclusions 143

4 Textual Rhetoric I: Motivational Devices 145

Introduction 145

4.1 Textual Motivation: Foci and Strategies 148

4.1.1 Matter Made Appealing 149

4.1.2 Viewing Made Appealing 174

4.2 Strategies of Motivation: Blurred Boundaries 195

4.3 Textual Motivation Reconsidered: Didactic Matter and Periphrasis 199

Conclusions 205

5 Textual Rhetoric II: Referencing the Pedagogical Dispositif 209

Introduction 209

5.1 References to the Dispositif: Discursive Variety 211

5.2 A Historical Perspective 226

5.3 Referencing the Dispositif and Issues of Authority 230

Conclusions 238

Conclusions: Towards a Conception of the Dispositif 'Notion as a Comparative Tool 241

Notes 255

List of Illustrations 321

NOF Films Online 323

Filmography 325

Bibliography 335

Index 355

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