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The use of these archival documents will always be closely related to the course work and chosen in advance by the teaching faculty of the Institute. Projection will be in high definition on a large screen in the classroom.
Specifically prepared summaries and additional material will be found there. It will also function as a means of communication between students and faculty.
Video sequences will be carefully integrated in a non-invasive way into the development of the course work, a back-up and not a
As part of the course, likewise projected onto a large screen, carefully integrated use of material from the internet will be made. Preselected documentary items are chosen for their relevance to the course. The links in question will have didactic value to illustrate and document other class work. In conjunction with video material, internet use will enhance the teaching modules.
It is important to note that these tools are for complementary use and do not replace class work. Personal contact with students in the enthusiastic transmission of knowledge is at the root of the Institute’s approach to teaching: technology is at the service of this contact by virtue of its documentary dimension and pedagogical efficiency.
Another technological contribution to course work will be visual documentary material and teaching aids devised for particular modules. These can take the form of visual recapitulations of course content (chronologies for History, iconographies for Fine Arts, recordings for Music...), or of additional teaching elements for the language classes. In all cases, these montages, prepared for class work by faculty, will be made available on the Institute’s website, after their use in class, for students’ free access, whether for revision or overview purposes.
Following this use of internet, part of the IFUPE website will be exclusively reserved for individual student use.
The video documents come by special arrangement from archives under copyright and will be used for the teaching modules on History, Literature, Theatre, Music, Fine arts, Political Institutions, Sociology, and also for greater efficiency in language classes.
All the courses given at the Institute will include the use of documentary videos. These video sequences projected onto a large screen in the classroom will be integral to the structure of each teaching module.
The technological equipment used for the course is considered not as a gadget but as a necessity and an opportunity. That is how we view our consistent recourse to technological back-up in the course work of IFUPE. Our teaching, living and vital as to its content, makes full and relevant use of documentary videos, while making the Institute’s internet site available for specific exchanges and computer-generated material. A description of these varied means of transmission is given below.