ERIC Number: ED165890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Seminars on Children's Thinking: A Progress Report.
This monograph, one of a series initiated by the North Dakota Study Group on Evaluation, describes the background and workings of a set of seminars in which experienced teachers from different schools meet regularly to study children's thinking. Anecdotal accounts from seminar discussions are utilized extensively throughout. Chapter I examines the role of observation and recall in the seminar, describing how teachers train themselves to recall what happens in their own classrooms and emphasizing the importance of sharing teachers' observations and recording their discussions. The development of the seminar structure and process is traced in Chapter II, and basic assumptions about learning, teachers, respecting children, continuity, and research are examined in Chapter III. Chapter IV discusses evaluation within the context of the seminar, and Chapter V projects future seminar developments which may become possible as more seminars are instituted. (JMB)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Processes, Evaluation, Group Dynamics, Group Structure, Observation, Organization, Program Development, Recall (Psychology), Research Methodology, Teacher Workshops
North Dakota Study Group, Box 8039, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202 ($2.00, plus $0.50 handling charge)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Study Group on Evaluation, Grand Forks.