Tehtäväkokonaisuus: Explore the phenomenon: The narrativity...
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Exercise 1. The influence of a social media video

The questions are reflection exercises for groups of 2–4 pupils.

The purpose of this exercise is to briefly chart the influence of a social media video chosen for this assignment.

The teacher may choose the following video or let the pupils select their own video. The pupils should preferably choose their own video, as this will cause them to think about the topic already when making the selection.

Unicef: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMYHFDGj1/ (Captions in English)

  • What is the “truth” or story the video conveys? Write down the “plot” of the video at approximately 5 minutes.
  • What is the world view, generalisation or claim the video wants to convey?
  • What is the purpose of the claim the video makes, what is it trying to influence?
  • Bonus task: rate the effectiveness of the video on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 = not effective at all, 5 = highly effective. Provide reasoning or evidence to support your answer.

Text: Saara Martikka

Image: Siru Tirronen