Throughout the developing world there are many media-based programs (radio, TV, and Internet) designed to encourage people to improve their lives by adopting certain changes in behavior. Behavior changes are more willingly undertaken and more systematically maintained when there are trained community workers to support the populace in their move towards the change. This book provides guidelines on the preparation of Distance Education programs that can hold the attention and motivate community workers, as well as people generally, toward behavior change. It guides readers in: " Setting up and managing Edu-tainment Distance Education projects" Determining the curriculum" Creating and reviewing the radio, TV, and Internet programs" Determining the pre- and postknowledge of the audience" Providing support books, participant guides, and responses.The author explains and demonstrates the 6Ts of successful lesson preparation and provides guidelines for the creation of various program formats, together with the sample of these formats.
Chapter 5: Writing for Edu-Tainment Programming
Writing for Edu-Tainment Programming
- Distance Education Programs to Support and Maintain Behavior Change
- The Role of the Writer
- Initial Guidelines for Writers and Directors of Edu-Tainment Programs
- Script Page Layout
- Writing for a Specific Medium: Radio
- Writing for a Specific Medium: Television
- Lesson Construction Pattern—the 6T Process of Teaching
- Guidelines for Using Open-ended Questions
- Guidelines for Interactive Questions for the Testing Portion of the Program
- Selecting an Edu-tainment Program Format
Distance Education Programs to Support and Maintain Behavior Change
While Entertainment–Education programs on radio, TV and occasionally Internet do their best to motivate the general public to adopt appropriate behavior change, there is no denying that the maintenance of the behavior change is greatly enhanced when there are trained, real live ...