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ERIC Number: ED037389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 18
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Analysis of the Interaction of Student Characteristics with Method in Micro-Teaching.
Chavers, Katherine; And Others
A study examined the comparative effects on microteaching performance of (1) eight different methods of teacher training and (2) the interaction of method with student characteristics. Subjects, 71 enrollees in an educational psychology course, were randomly assigned to eight treatment groups (including one control group). Treatments consisted of various combinations of three basic training conditions: microteaching, lectures on teaching skills, and sensitivity lectures. Each student's posttest microteaching presentation was taped, and his criterion score was obtained by averaging two independent ratings of the tapes. Six different instruments were administered to collect data on student characteristics: attitude, anxiety, divergent thinking, interest, personality, and values. Data was analyzed with a 2 x 8 analysis of variance design. Results revealed significant differences among several methods. In general, students with microteaching training performed better on terminal tests. Students high on flexibility performed better across treatments than others. Two significant interactions of method and characteristics were found: (1) students low in objectivity did better in the treatment involving all three conditions than those high in objectivity, and (2) students low in social values did better in the teaching-skill lectures treatment than those high in social values. (JS)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, March 1970