ERIC Number: ED053063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Study of Student Behavior in Science as a Result of Modification of Certain Identifiable Teacher Behaviors. Final Report.
Widell, Waldo R.; And Others
Three classes of junior high and first year high school students were used in laboratory sessions with Earth Science Curriculum Project, Introductory Physical Science, and Biological Science Curriculum Study materials as a model for the pre-student teaching phase of teacher training. The Small Group Interaction System was utilized in analysis of the behavior which commonly occurred in the laboratory. Student teachers attempted to produce laboratory situations using the model provided. The Verbal Interaction Category System (VICS) was utilized in analysis of student teacher presentations to the classes before and after presentation of the model. Results showed that science student teachers, when exposed to models of laboratory situations, were able, through feedback which consisted of an analysis of these laboratory situations by the Small Group Interaction System, to not only duplicate the model but to improve upon it significantly at the .05 level. The analysis of the amount of teacher behavior in each of the 21 VICS areas before and after feedback and analysis showed an improvement which was significant at the .05 level in the areas D, E, G, J, M, Q, and T. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., La Crosse.
Identifiers: Small Group Interaction System; Verbal Interaction Category System