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Maurice Tanton Woodhouse was born in 1903 at Bridlington the son of Mr and Mrs T. Woodhouse and died in 1953 at Leeds. He was a pupil teacher at Hilderthorpe School in 1921, gained a B.A. from Leeds University in 1924 and an M.A. in Education in 1925. In 1927 he was appointed Resident Lecturer on the Principles of Teaching at the City of Leeds Training College where he spent the rest of his working life becoming Master of Method in 1932 and the first Senior Tutor in 1948. His main academic interest in the early part of his career was the teaching of Geography, but he later developed an interest in photography and cinema particularly its uses in teaching and its effects on children. In 1952 he gained a doctorate from his Alma Mater with a study of film appreciation in schools.
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Thesis for the Ph.D. Degree. Department of Education. The University, Leeds. January, 1952. Dr Woodhouse's research aimed to test the validity of arguments supporting the use of film appreciation in schools. Claims regarding the recognition of film as an art from are briefly examined and a critical survey of the scope of film appreciation as well as procedures and practices encountered by teachers form around 1947 to 1952. the investigations took place at Ellerby Lane County Primary School in Leeds between 1948 and 1950.