ERIC Number: ED055981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Terminal Performance in a Teaching Laboratory: A Pilot Study.
Emmer, Edmund T.; Millett, Gregg B.
This study evaluated the effects of a sequence of microteaching tasks on the teaching behavior of secondary education students. Audio tape recorded lessons of two groups of students were compared. One group of 27 taught ten lessons in a teaching laboratory using a sequence of instructional and learning tasks. A control group of 27 taught two lessons only. Instructions for both groups for the taped lesson were the same. Analysis of the final performance lessons indicated that the experimental group was rated significantly higher than the control group on three of four teaching dimensions (determining readiness, motivating, evaluating): there was no difference on the dimension of clarifying objectives. Behaviorally, the experimental group had significantly greater amounts of use of student ideas, questions, directions, student response, and student initiation. The controls used more lecture. The results support continued use and experimentation with microteaching in the undergraduate teacher preparation. Findings should be of interest to teacher educators and researchers in teacher education. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.