ERIC Number: ED027250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Description of a Large-Scale Micro-Teaching Program.
Webb, Clark; And Others
This report describes the implementation of a large-scale program at Brigham Young University to provide for at least one microteaching experience for each of 730 students enrolled in a beginning education course. A definition of microteaching (the creation of a miniature teaching situation under controlled conditions) and the elements which make it unique (the ease with which the teaching situation can be controlled and manipulated and the availability of immediate feedback for the student teacher) are included. A 6- to 8-minute video taped teaching act by a student, and positive evaluation by other students and an instructor (or graduate assistant) are presented as part of the 30-minute microteaching session which is structured to achieve a behavioral objective formulated especially for the course. Objections to the anxiety which the microteaching situation may create are described and discounted. The equipment, facilities, and logistical problems (especially those created by the time expenditure involved in over 700 thirty-minute sessions) are provided. Closing sections summarizing student and faculty evaluation of the program's effectiveness emphasize that the concern is no longer with program justification but with program expansion. (SM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Brigham Young University UT
Note: Paper read at Dep. of Audiovisual Instru. Nat. Conv., Houston, Tex., Mar. 25, 1968 & Utah Acad. of Arts, Sci. and Lett., Provo, Apr. 12, 1968.