video record
Media not available in the Digital Archive
The course unit which is spread across two weeks' work is a study of "Mark". This television programme is not related to the correspondence texts it is a renedial programme designed to he...lp students with their study problems. Throughout the correspondence texts, students are asked to answer self-testing questions. At this halfway point in the course there was evidence that some students were worried by the "open" question - perhaps a matter of evaluating a poem or painting - which seems to lend itself to a variety of answers. In the programme Professor Arnold Kettle sets such a question about Blake's poem "London" to three students and then connents on the way in which each of then tackled it. He shows that questions about literature are not always as "open" as they look. Then Professor Arthur Marwick discusses history questions with the students. He makes the point that, although there is plenty of scope for interpretation in the study of history, in the early part of the course he has sought to establish certain principles of historical study and that the questions he has set are designed to show whether the student has understood then properly. The programme is chaired by Derek Rowntree, Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology and a member of the Arts Foundation Course Team.This progranne is unlikely to be of more than general interest other than to Open University Arts students.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: A100, Humanities: a foundation course
Item code: A100; 19; 1972
First transmission date: 17-05-1972
Published: 1972
Rights Statement:
Restrictions on use:
Duration: 00:24:55
+ Show more...
Producer: Alasdair Clayre
Contributors: Ian Duncan; Jane Feather; David Squires Jones; Arnold Kettle; Arthur Marwick; Derek Rowntree
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Study advice
Footage description: A studio programme in which three students discuss short written answers they have prepared with the question setters, Arnold Kettle and Arthur Marwick. Derek Rowntree introduces this feedback programme. Arnold Kettle reads Blake's poem 'London' and explains the question he set on it. Students Jane Feather, David Squires Jones and Ian Duncan read their answers and Kettle discusses them. Arthur Marwick discusses with the students the slightly different approach required in tackling history questions. Rowntree sums up.
Master spool number: 6LT/70283
Production number: 00521_2343
Videofinder number: 2430
Available to public: no