Challenges of Repurposing Films for Instruction

Teachers who wish to develop repurposed films for instruction should understand that it is a time intensive project.

Teachers must consider the time necessary to find films, preview them for appropriateness, watch them again for lesson development, and then allot time for materials development, all before using the film with a class.

Some experts estimate that you could be looking at a minimum of fifteen hours of development time per each hour of instruction (Smith & Ragan, 1993).

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