ERIC Number: ED164280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Strategy Analysis to Train Teachers in Manipulation of Teaching Strategies. Paper Presented at the Regional Meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, November 30, 1978).
Dillashaw, F. Gerald; Yeany, Russell H.
Science teacher education programs need to provide opportunities for teachers to acquire strategies of teaching which are compatible with the structure of what is to be taught. The use of more inductive/indirect teaching strategies, which reflect the true nature of science, seems to be dictated by the programs. Implementation of teacher training methods should be based upon empirical links of effectiveness which have been established between particular teacher behaviors and pupil outcomes and between a training mode and the desired teacher behavior. One classroom analysis system which has been designed to allow collection of data on teaching behaviors in both verbal and non-verbal classroom activities is the Teaching Strategy Observation Differential (TSOD). The TSOD is particularly well suited for collection of data on science teacher behavior in classrooms and laboratories where many of the learning activities involve student-centered non-verbal strategies. Another measure is the Data Processing Observation Guide which measures the occurrence of ten specific operations and three general interactions which occur in a classroom where science process skill learning is taking place. (BB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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