Did you struggle teaching the BBC Prison Study?
I did and was annoyed at myself because I knew it was a good addition to the core studies and I believed that my enthusiasm for this new study, and in particular Reicher and Haslam’s critique of the flawed Stanford Prison Experiment, would reach my students.
However, I probably spent far too much time reviewing the SPE with my students and did not teach the BBC study in its chronological order and am sure that I lost most of my students on what should have been a fantastic journey.
Thankfully the authors of the study have collaborated with onelineclassroom.tv and produced an excellent DVD which takes students through the important stages of their experiment.
This is easily the best DVD that onelineclassroom.tv have produced so far, in terms of editing, animation and use of original footage.
More importantly though is the performance of Alex Haslam and Steve Reicher who take the viewer (student) through an easy to understand and enthusiastic step-by-step description of their study from the context and setting up of their study, detailing their interventions and finally to their conclusions of their findings in just over 27 minutes.
I will be using the DVD as a revision lesson for my students this year and because of this DVD will do a much better job of teaching this fab study next year.
The DVD also includes extra bits where Alex and Steve again talk lucidly about social identity theory, ethics, data and the SPE.
I have a spare copy to give away to the best comment left on this post. Jamie will judge this.
Oh and if you are a teacher and attending the 2009 ATP conference Professor Alex Haslam will be there delivering a keynote talk.
The DVD can be bought from onlineclassroom for just 48 quid – A bargain I think.