ERIC Number: ED194525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Theory of Information Processing in Teaching. Research Series No. 76.
Drawing on a recent series of investigations into teacher information processing while teaching, a set of propositions to guide inquiry into the relationship between thought and action in the classroom are advanced. These propositions represent a "pre-theory"--steps toward defining the nature of information processing during teaching and the factors which determine its characteristics. The activity flow in a classroom so controls the kinds of information that teachers receive that they are very unlikely to process information in such a way as to move into a major decision-making frame. Teachers usually work within a general framework and "fine tune" that system. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction, Perception, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Response, Teaching Styles
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State Univ., 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.