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Corpus Christi Student Films - Teaching Workshops

Bea McKinney

Sound | 1970s

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  •  Lecture on the impact of television on children 
  •  Group discussions 
  •  Seminar about how to enhance students’ self-concept 
  •  Bea McKinney explains the purpose of making a collage
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This 1970s footage captures a pair of educational workshops at a school in Corpus Christi. In the first, attendees focus on the impact of television on children, particularly in terms of its depiction of violence and stereotypes. After listening to a lecture, the teachers break off into groups to discuss the topic further. In the second, teachers learn about ways to enhance students’ self-concept and encourage them to be creative. Following the seminar, attendees practice making collages as a teaching tool. The film was shot by Bea McKinney while she was teaching filmmaking classes at King High School in Corpus Christi. She also hosted the Texas Student Film Festivals.