ERIC Number: ED026318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Appendix M. Research Utilization and Problem Solving
The Research Utilization and Problem Solving (RUPS) Model--an instructional system designed to provide the needed competencies for an entire staff to engage in systems analysis and systems synthesis procedures prior to assessing educational needs and developing curriculum to meet the needs identified--is intended to facilitate the development of seven skills fundamental to effective teaching. These skills are (1) research utilization and problem solving, (2) force field analysis, (3) listening, (4) communicating, (5) providing and accepting help, (6) giving and receiving feedback, and (7) working with peers and superiors. Both action research steps (identifying the problem, diagnosing the problem situation, considering action alternatives, trying out an action plan, and diffusion and adaptation) and the force field technique are employed in problem solving. Effects of the classroom environment, data gathering, deriving action implications and alternatives from a research finding, and dimensions of group growth are also considered in the model. Furthermore, a complementary model has been designed for acting out the RUPS Model. (Included are rating scales for group growth and a guide by which teachers can rate themselves on the seven fundamental skills. This document and SP 002 155--SP 002 180 comprise the appendixes for the Comfield Model Teacher Education Program Specifications in SP 002 154.) (SG)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Environment, Communication Skills, Community Influence, Data Collection, Feedback, Force Field Analysis, Group Membership, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Listening Skills, Models, Organizational Climate, Problem Solving, Rating Scales, Research Utilization, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Comfield Model Teacher Education Program
Note: Appendix M in A Competency Based, Field Centered, Systems Approach to Elementary Teacher Education; Final Report. Vol. III, p1-63.