Watching films helps children’s learning process
A new study by Massey’s School of Educational Studies in Australia has revealed that repeatedly watching favourite films actually helps children learn.
When children engage with films they know lots of detail about the dialogues, the characters and they are immersed in the action. They have a very good depth of knowledge of the stories, so that too shows valuable learning.
In their study, Dr Finch and colleagues used the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to focus on children’s behaviour and depth of understanding when viewing a film repeatedly.
Pairs of children were videoed while re-watching the 90-minute film. Viewing practices varied, with some pairs talking and gesturing to the screen and each other and other pairs moving and saying little throughout.