Example 4 – Pre-recording an interview

Tony is actively engaged with his community and has much to share about his life. Tony’s busy schedule meant that it suited him best to pre-record an interview that would be shown to students during class time. The interview questions were given to him prior to the interview so he could consider what he wanted to share.

Pre-recording an interview can be a good option when:

    • the older person has relevant experience but is not available at the time of the education session
    • the older person is nervous or uncertain about their contribution, since their comments can be edited if necessary and they can see the recording prior to it being shown to the students
    • the family want to ensure that their relative is safe and not exploited the they can see the recording prior to the students to allay their fears