The Famous Faces of Yesteryear - The Art of the Interview

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An educational video designed to introduce students to the art of conducting the perfect interview.

If you would like your students to gather primary information on a topic through conducting an interview, this is the video for you!

While interviewing world-famous mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary on the set of the documentary, The Famous Faces of Yesteryear, presenter Susie Sunshine is given a lesson or two on the art of interviewing by her experienced director, Miss E.

Miss E teaches the sunny (but not so bright) Susie to ask open-ended questions, to look for opportunities to ask follow-up questions and to demonstrate active listening – the perfect tools for the perfect interview!

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELY1709

    Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinionsElaborationsusing strategies, for example pausing, questioning, rephras...

  • ACELY1816

    Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audienceElaborationsparticipating in pair, group, class, s...

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Melissa Teach Starter

Hi Morrie,

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Melissa Teach Starter · Sep 13th, 2021

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