This strategy will help students to:

  • gather information and obtain different perspectives on an issue by viewing and analysing a range of film, television or print materials.


  1. When selecting viewing material, have a clear understanding of the learning outcomes to be achieved. 

  2. Preview the material to ensure it is age appropriate and relevant to Growth and Development/Sexual Health outcomes. 

  3. Consider the production date, as students may not respond or relate to material that is clearly ‘old-fashioned' or presents statistics and information that is no longer accurate.

  4. Prior to students viewing the material, direct them to look for particular aspects, concepts or topics being portrayed by posing one or several questions such as:

  • In this video you will see… try to think of how you could solve their problem.

  • What would you do?

  • Who would you ask for help?

  • If you met…what questions would you ask them?

  • Explain the feelings of …

  • Why do you think / believe …

  1. Encourage students to engage in critical and evaluative thinking when viewing. After viewing, engage students in follow-up learning experiences related directly to the viewing material to consolidate and share their learning. For example:

  • Design a postcard and write to one of the characters.

  • Identify emotions of characters from the video/print advertisement (relate to own possible emotions and feelings).

  • Talk about the reasons for …

  • Discuss the different attitudes, behaviours or choices of characters.

  • Role-play different ways to deal with situations identified in the material.