HomeIAMURE International Journal of Literature, Philosophy and Religionvol. 8 no. 1 (2015)

Effectiveness of British Broadcasting Corporation’s Documentary Film Resurrection: A Search for Answers as a Teaching Material for Christ’s Resurrection

Teodoro S. Caballero | Fe Monique Musni-tagaytay | Korina Christelle Coquilla | Ray Anthony Galura | Rayshel Liane Improgo



Film documentaries have been used in the classroom for visual imagery and powerful audio which can engage students in ways that lectures in classrooms and textbooks cannot. With students in the classroom belonging to a highly mediatized generation in a highly visual culture, this quasi-experimental study sought to determine whether a documentary flm could replace or outdo the teacher’s traditional lecture in teaching a particular topic in the classroom. A mini-experiment was performed on students taking a theology course specifically the topic of Christ’s Resurrection. Te control group was given the lesson by their teacher using the traditional classroom lecture while the experimental group was exposed to a chosen documentary flm produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) entitled, Resurrection: A Search for Answers instead of a teachers lecture. Te study found that the levels of performance of both the experimental and control group increased from Average to High. Moreover, this investigation found that there is a significant difference in the mean gain scores between the control and experimental groups in favor of the former. Thus, the students who were supervised through the lecture method performed better as compared to those who were exposed to the chosen documentary film. Lastly, the attitude level of the students exposed to documentaries was established as high.