Television and the teaching of civic education in Nigeria: the Friedel Kropf’s experiment
Traditional/orthodox or teacher-centred teaching method is constantly failing to meet emerging problems in society as pupils are now confronted with complex problems that go beyond rote learning, hence creativity may be one of the only solution to these problems. The research is qualitative in nature and adopts the principles of the Participatory Action Research (PAR), a collaborative and participatory oriented approach that allow participant to fully understand not only the “how and why” of learning/participating but also allows the teacher the opportunity to use a variety of methods to achieve set goal. The technique encouraged class participation and makes the lesson more real and natural rather than abstract and intangible. The work therefore recommends that television which combines audio and visual projections be adopted as one of the teaching processes in schools because of their intrinsic and extrinsic values of motivating and sustaining the interest of the child, which invariably helps students to develop their imaginative, creative, cognitive, integrative, artistic and disciplinary skills.
Keywords: Television, Teaching, Collaborative, Participatory