Do educational TV programmes have a chance against the pull of other channels? StarEducation checks out what students tune into.
Educational television programmes areessential when it comes to learning scienceand history because there’s just too much todigest from books and it can become really dryand boring. An hour of an in-depth andentertaining history programme will surely dothe trick. – Shanker Kaliyana Sundaram, 17
I would prefer reading the textbook towatching educational programmes but I dofind National Geographic and DiscoveryChannel very informative. – Mak HonYoong, 17
My teachers use TV Pendidikan two hours a week to supplementour science lessons. It’s good as I am able to retain more information from watching TV than reading; it’s easier to concentratewhen you’re watching something exciting. – Menaga Kaliyana Sundaram, 15
(From left) Mohd Izzat Idris, Muhammad Rafiq Azrizudin Abdullah, Sufiyan Effendi Mahadir and Muhd Azhri Salleh.
National Geographic is the bestand it certainly tops the list of alleducational programmes. –Mohd Izzat Idris, 15
For the Living Skills subject, my teacher usesprogrammes on TV to explain certain topicsand I think it works brilliantly every time. –Muhammad Rafiq Azrizudin Abdullah, 15
My school uses TV Pendidikan forMathematics and I find it very interest-ing. Anything beats textbooks! – SufiyanEffendi Mahadir, 15
Our school believes in the effectiveness of using the TVas a teaching aid. We use it four times a week. Comparedto National Geographic, learning history through TVPendidikan is just not as interesting; but overall, we’re allfor watching TV in school. – Muhd Azhri Salleh, 15