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Comunicar Journal 31: To teach the look. Some proposals to teach watching TV (Vol. 16 - 2008)

Relations between school and TV: making visible the invisible


Sonia Reigosa-York

Ana Rodríguez-Martínez


TV is part of our daily lives and occupies an important place at home. The situation and the importance we want to give to TV is not a conscious choice. We consider watching television as something obvious, innocuous, daily and internalized. What we have not internalized is the importance this audio-visual means has in education. Neither do we all watch TV for the same amount of time nor do we even tune the same programmes. It is important to analyze why we choose one TV programme or another and what the relation of this choice with our way of seeing and understanding life is.


Television viewing habits, adolescents, social stereotypes