ERIC Number: ED045607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
[Miscellaneous Papers Related to the Development of Minicourses.]
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
This group of six papers deals with various aspects of the Far West Laboratory of Educational Research and Development project to develop minicourses, short inservice training courses using the microteaching technique and videotape recorder to teach specific teaching behavior patterns. Included are 1) "Overview of the Teacher Education Program," which describes the background and objectives for development of the minicourse instructional model, the progress to date (March 1969), and related work on role-playing and discussion-stimulation models as well as on adaptation of the minicourses for use in preservice education; 2) "Questions and Answers about the Minicourse Model," 24 questions revealing the basic information about the project; 3) "Minicourses Currently Being Developed at the Laboratory..." (dated August 1970), a list of 21 minicourses plus a classroom simulation and a stimulation-discussion with course goal and testing dates for each; 4) "The 27 Steps in the Development Program," an outline of the research and development strategy; 5) "The Three Tests in the Minicourse Development Cycle," a description of the three field tests (Preliminary, main, and operational) that are a regular part of the research and development cycle for minicourses and other products; and 6) "Possible Research Questions Related to the Minicourse Model," 19 briefly stated questions intended to suggest tentative research plans. (SP 004 465 and SP 004 615 are related documents.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.