ERIC Number: ED220404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
There is More to Teaching Than Meets the Eye: Implications for Teacher Education.
Teachers' thinking and thought processes should be regarded as essential subject matter for teacher preparation courses concerned with teaching and teacher effectiveness. A second-year course in "Learning and Teaching," offered at Waikato College of Teacher Education (New Zealand) is based on two interrelated premises. The first premise is that, before they begin a systematic study of particular teaching modes, students must be helped to examine: (1) their own and others' beliefs about the nature and relationship of teaching and learning; (2) what research can and cannot find out about effective teaching; and (3) ways of analyzing the teaching process. The second premise is that the beliefs about teaching and learning, which are examined in the Waikato course, must include those of the teachers who teach the course. The course encourages student teachers to consider: (1) the things people think about and do when teaching and learning; (2) the relationship between teaching and learning; (3) conditions that teachers may take account of, or attempt to influence or arrange; (4) factors that might account for similarities and differences in the way teachers teach; and (5) factors that may help or hinder teachers' attempts to be effective. Feedback on the course from students has indicated that many discovered a personal reconceptualization of teaching and its relationship with learning. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Waikato College of Teacher Education (New Zealand)
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the South Pacific Association of Teacher Education (Victoria, New Zealand, July 6-9, 1982).