ERIC Number: ED026672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Some Aspects of Teacher Behavior.
Miller, G. W.
Because of the need to explore the dimensions of the teaching-learning process, this paper presents a systems' conceptualization of this process, describes an instrument for measuring the major classes of teacher-pupil influence behavior, and discusses data collected with the instrument. Teaching is viewed as human interaction within a series of inter-relationships (or system) among persons. A model using only those significantly relevant relationships is selected as the focus of any particular investigation. The foci of the present study are: (1) subject matter instruction, (2) control, (3) routine-administration, and (4) organization. Behaviors observed in teaching interaction fall into one of those categories as well as one of four functions: (1) exposure to information, (2) precipitation of a response or action, (3) evaluation of a subject matter response or a classroom management move (feedback), or (4) recognition of an idea or affective feeling. Interactions are coded in a three-stage sequence: (1) stimulus demand upon the teacher, (2) response, or lack of it, by the teacher, and (3) pupil response to the teacher's move. (BP)
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Authoring Institution: Canadian Council for Research in Education, Ottawa (Ontario).
Note: Paper presented at the Sixth Canadian Conference on Educational Research, Ste Foy, Quebec, June 1968.