ERIC Number: ED055035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Training in Teaching Strategies: An Experimental Project. Final Report.
Murphy, Patricia D.
This study was to determine if training in teaching strategies would result in use of a wider variety of teaching strategies. In the first training method used, a videotaped model of the strategies was shown to the trainees, and its elements analyzed and discussed. The trainees attempted to reproduce the strategy in microteaching situations. In the second method, trainees were taught the process of creating or triggering teaching behaviors from the observational systems. They planned lessons where specific behavior could occur and tried out the plans in microteaching situations. Three groups of subjects were used: 1) a control group of 34 traditionally prepared student teachers; 2) a didactic group of 27 students; and 3) an eclectic group of 23 students. Tape recordings were used to measure the variety of strategies and were analyzed according to Joyce's System for Analyzing the Oral Communications of Teachers. The mean score on variety of strategies exhibited by the control group. Training of teaching strategies. For student teachers in home economics, the didactic training method was equally as effective as the eclectic method in increasing the variety of strategies exhibited. The study demonstrated that specific training in teaching strategies is effective. (Author/MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks.