ERIC Number: ED028114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Minicourse: Theory and Strategy.
Research in microteaching at the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development resulted in a self-contained instructional package labeled the minicourse. Designed to train the teacher in a microteaching situation with self-evaluation only (providing the feedback normally assigned to a supervisor through evaluation forms), the minicourse consists of a product (containing instructional films, handbooks, and evaluation forms), employs the process of video-taped microteaching sessions, and is organized into four to six sequences of a three-day instructional plan (in which the student is familarized with specific teaching skills through the product, evaluates his performance from video tape recordings, and reteaches). Each minicourse is provided with a specific behavioral objective which is realized through the means of a clearly presented overt teaching skill. In a skill discrimination check to determine evaluative ability, students classify behaviors from short film clips and a model lesson, and model their behavior after that of a model teacher. Two basic reasons account for the success of this program: reinforcement derived from seeing oneself on video tape and reinforcement derived from the emphasis on and perception of student behavior change in association with increased proficiency in a skill. (SM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Assn., Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 7, 1969.