Materials for Learning and Teaching

Materials for Learning and Teaching

Report of the Commonwealth Conference held at Wellington, New Zealand, 22nd September – 3 October 1975 You do not have access to this content

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Commonwealth Secretariat
01 Jan 1976
9781848592391 (PDF)
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  • Introduction

    The developmental requirements of modern times have made ever-increasing demands on the educational systems of Commonwealth countries, both in terms of the number of people to be educated and the ever-widening range of knowledge that people need to possess. A growing realization that traditional processes of instruction were inadequate to meet these demands led to the decision to hold a Commonwealth Conference on Materials for Learning and Teaching at Wellington, New Zealand, from 22 September to 3 October 1975.

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  • Summary of Conference Deliberations

    The variety of materials produced for educational purposes was represented in a large and comprehensive exhibition mounted in all four of the conference rooms. Within the exhibition there were examples of some of the equipment available to the teacher - such as video cassette recorders, cassette tape recorders, movie projectors and other items of “hardware”, along with the accompanying “software” (films, slides, tapes, cassettes and the like). But much more space and attention was devoted to displays of those kinds of school-made materials which have a longer tradition and which, because they come into being in response to specific classroom needs, lie at, or close to, the heart of the educational process.

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    • Opening Speeches

      I wish to begin by welcoming most warmly all of you assembled today as delegates and observers to this conference whether you come from within or from outside the Commonwealth.

    • Keynote Address

      It is an honour to be asked to make some introductory remarks at a Conference like this - an honour and a problem. For the most striking feature of the Commonwealth is its diversity. In such company, if a speaker limits himself to ideals and noble generalizations he may safely win universal assent; but let him for a moment leave that serene stratosphere of platitude and his remarks will strike one listener or another as sensible or absurd, helpful or irrelevant, interesting or obvious, according to his national context.

    • Lead Papers

      The visits are intended to show delegates examples of the range of educational media that we have not included in the static displays. In many cases the work has been provided by teachers who have developed specialized applications of media from their own interests and enthusiasms and for their own curriculum purposes.

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