Communication for Behavior Change

Author: Esta de Fossard
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9351507602
Format: PDF
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A valuable resource for creating distance education programs for radio, TV, Internet and mobile, using an entertainment–education approach. This volume explains how to integrate education into an entertaining format so that it holds people’s attention while enabling them to improve their health and lifestyle. It also demonstrates how mobile technologies can be used for educating frontline health workers as well as the communities they serve. This book offers many examples of such programs and provides essential guidance on: • Understanding precisely what knowledge must be imparted to the communities and how. • Why mobile technology is the new and most important platform for delivering educational content. • How educational programs can be designed for developing countries in a sustainable way.

Entertainment Education and Social Change

Author: Arvind Singhal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135624569
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Entertainment-Education and Social Change introduces readers to entertainment-education (E-E) literature from multiple perspectives. This distinctive collection covers the history of entertainment-education, its applications in the United States and throughout the world, the multiple communication theories that bear on E-E, and a range of research methods for studying the effects of E-E interventions. The editors include commentary and insights from prominent E-E theoreticians, practitioners, activists, and researchers, representing a wide range of nationalities and theoretical orientations. Examples of effective E-E designs and applications, as well as an agenda for future E-E initiatives and campaigns, make this work a useful volume for scholars, educators, and practitioners in entertainment media studies, behavior change communications, public health, psychology, social work, and other arenas concerned with strategies for social change. It will be an invaluable resource book for members of governmental and non-profit agencies, public health and development professionals, and social activists.

Using Edu Tainment for Distance Education in Community Work

Author: Esta de Fossard
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132100115
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It has long been known that carefully constructed programs delivered through the media, such as radio, television and, more recently, Internet can have a profound effect on social development and behavior. There is, however, increasing acknowledgment that media programming alone is not enough to sustain beneficial behavior change. There is a clear need for these Entertainment-Education programs to be reinforced by strong on-the-ground support from trained community workers. In remote areas of developing countries, this support must often be given through distance education. This book, which is the third in the series titled Communication for Behavior Change, provides guidelines on the preparation of distance education radio, TV and Internet programs, using the Edu-tainment format. This method of teaching provides clear, concise instruction set against an entertainment background that can attract and hold the attention of learners who frequently have no contact with a teacher or mentor. In this book, the author—a leading practitioner in the fields of both Edu-tainment and Entertainment-Education ( the format used for general public programming)—provides detailed instructions on creating distance education programs for community workers in developing countries. A special section, provided by a specialist in the field of Internet use, gives clear guidelines on IT application for distance education. The book is designed to help project managers, writers, producers, researchers, development planners, donors, NGOs and other organizations who want to make use of distance education programming for community workers. It provides clear guidelines on curriculum preparation, media selection, program format choice, script writing and review, program production, preparation of support books and participant guides and methods of audience feedback. The 6Ts of successful lesson preparation are explained along with demonstrations of how the 6Ts are used in various script samples.

Entertainment Education

Author: Arvind Singhal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135669422
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Arvind Singhal and Everett M. Rogers have developed this unique volume focused on the history and development of entertainment-education. This approach to communication is the process of designing and implementing a media message to both entertain and educate to increase audience members' knowledge about an educational issue, create favorable attitudes, and change overt behavior. It uses the universal appeal of entertainment to show individuals how they can live safer, healthier, and happier lives. Entertainment formats such as soap operas, rock music, feature films, talk shows, cartoons, comics, and theater are utilized in various countries to promote messages about educational issues. This book presents a balanced picture of the entertainment-education strategy, identifying ethical and other problems that accompany efforts to bring about social change.

Writing and Producing for Television and Film

Author: Esta de Fossard
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132102622
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Role models from the visual media often spark in viewers the will to emulate desired behavior. The Entertainment-Education method combines emotional appeal and relevant knowledge in order to promote such behavior change. This book—the second in a three-book series titled Communication for Behavior Change—is amied at all producing or directing Entertainment-Education dramas for television and film. The authors—both leading practitioners in the field of Entertainment-Education—dwell in detail on the Design Approach for determining and then articulating effective messages to be contained in the drama, along with guidelines and examples at every step. Drawing on methods that have been tried and tested in various countries worldwide, the guidelines offered in the book will be invaluable for anyone wanting to create a successful Entertainment-Education television drama or film. In addition to a number of actual scripts that have been converted into dramas, the useful appendices provide sample documents of various procedural requirements mentioned in the course of the book.

Health Behavior and Health Education

Author: Karen Glanz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470432489
Format: PDF
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Resources for teaching and learning are posted at tinyurl.com/Glanz4e and www.med.upenn.edu/hbhe4. This fourth edition of the classic book, Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and in-depth analysis of health behavior theories that are most relevant to health education. This essential resource includes the most current information on theory, research, and practice at individual, interpersonal, and community and group levels. This edition includes substantial new content on current and emerging theories of health communication, e-health, culturally diverse communities, health promotion, the impact of stress, the importance of networks and community, social marketing, and evaluation.

The Communication Age

Author: Autumn Edwards
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452289247
Format: PDF
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We are "The Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging." No matter who you are or how you communicate—from baby boomers to millenials, born digital or getting there—we are all members of a society who connect through the internet, not just to it. From face-to-face to facebook, this book by Autumn Edwards, Chad Edwards, Shawn T. Wahl, and Scott A. Myers invites you to join the conversation about today's issues and have your voice heard.

Public Communication Campaigns

Author: Ronald E. Rice
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452289786
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this new, fully revised and expanded fourth edition of Public Communication Campaigns, Rice and Atkin provide readers with a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the field of public communication campaigns. The subject of campaigns has become increasingly high profile in the academic world in the decade since the last edition, and hundreds of new studies on campaign theory and practice have been published since 2001. Largely rewritten to reflect the latest theories and research, this text continues in the tradition of ongoing improvement and expansion into new areas.