Role Of Television In Education

Educational Television in the world today has made great advances worldwide in forging inventive applications. There have been many success stories of using television for education in many countries which has outlined the concept that television is basically not just an entertainment oriented medium and it is hostile to thoughts.

According to the researcher at the University of Texas, Studies on preschool children have shown immense results. Performance on achievement tests over time has been better in preschool children who spent much less time on educational programming than their peers who watch more general entertainment shows.

Generally Television Can Help To Achieve The Following Objectives:

  1. Provide mass education opportunities.
  2. Stimulates learning
  3. Social quality in education
  4. Provide flexibility of time and space in learning.
  5. Reduce dependency on verbal teaching and teachers
  6. Enhance quality in education

Young students are being conditioned, just like Pavlov’s dogs, to be passive learners. Learning requires active engagement and to generate and sustain interest and pay attention and generate ideas and integrate knowledge into evolving learning styles.And that is where  educational television comes in providing interest and attention.

Apart from all these beneficial objectives educational television is providing. It is also fairly attractive to students because of the audio-visual elements in it. Almost Every home in the country has a television nowadays and not just the young but even older audience are quite addicted to soap operas and reality shows. All this is because of the engaging content that network provide. Just like this educational television can channel interesting elements that can help students engage better in academics.

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