ERIC Number: ED219354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Practice: The Student Teacher as Supervisor.
In the "Learning and Teaching" course at the University of Waikato (New Zealand) College of Teacher Education, explorations are being conducted into the advantages of training student teachers to work, on a more genuinely collegial basis, with the college's cooperating teachers. The assumptions and objectives of the course focus on teaching as a directed, flexible activity which involves understanding and sensitive control of pedagogical methods, and attitudes and skills for self evaluation. A variety of teaching and learning situations are examined, culminating in the presentation of a model which forms the basis of the course and encourages students to develop sensitive control of teaching repertoire. The orientation of the model is that student teachers should regard themselves as teachers who are learning, rather than as learners who are practicing teaching. Two interrelated units in the Learning and Teaching course introduce the concept of nonjudgmental supervision and prepare students for the student teaching experience. In "Looking at Teachers" and "Looking into Teaching," students: (1) analyze and discuss teaching activities in various contexts; (2) learn the value of interaction analysis procedures using a teacher-pupil interaction coding system; and (3) apply resulting supervisory skills. In spite of generally positive program evaluation by students, progress of the Learning and Teaching course has been hindered by restrictions of the college course structure and students' other course requirements. (FG)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Cooperating Teachers, Education Courses, Higher Education, Interaction Process Analysis, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Waikato (New Zealand)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the South Pacific Association for Teacher Education (12th, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, July 6-9, 1982).