ERIC Number: ED051079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Measuring the Self-Evaluation of Teaching Behavior Through the Use of Video Tape.
Bedics, Richard A.; Webb, Jeaninne N.
A study explored the influence of two variables, 1) experience in viewing one's own classroom behavior through video tape and 2) training in the analysis of teaching behavior, on the self evaluation of student teachers. Subjects were 66 student teachers assigned to three groups: group 1 receiving 48 hours of training in analysis of teaching behavior and viewing video tape recordings of their teaching three times during the student teaching experience, group 2 receiving no special training and viewing their teaching three times, and group 3 receiving no special training and viewing their teaching behavior only once, at the end of the student teaching experience. After each video taping the student teacher viewed the recording and answered four open-ended self evaluation questions. Answers were coded using an 18-category Data Coding System which classifies all statements under five broad categories: 1) Physical Aspects of the Environment, 2) Personal Characteristics of the Teacher, 3) Teaching Behavior, 4) Pupil Behavior, 5) Content of the Lesson. Critical ratio technique and t tests were used to identify significant differences between groups and item choices. Results showed group 1 self evaluation focusing more on the teaching act as opposed to group 2 and 3 focus on themselves as persons. Both groups 1 and 2 shifted focus increasingly, with experience in video tape self analysis, toward more concern with the teaching act. (The Data Coding System is included.) (JS)
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Identifiers: Florida Taxonomy of Cognitive Behavior; Reciprocal Category System