ERIC Number: ED252519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
the Effects of Nonverbal Behavior Training on Teacher Clarity, Interest, Assertiveness, and Persuasiveness during Microteaching.
Klinzing, Hans Gerhard; And Others
Based on evaluation of studies on nonverbal aspects of communication in instructional settings, a teacher training program was developed for nonverbal perceptiveness and expressiveness. An experimental study was conducted to test the effect of the program on secondary school preservice teachers (N=34). Focus was upon vocal delivery, eye contact, facial expressions, gesturing, and body movement, and the effect of these behaviors on clarity, interest, verbal speech quality, assertiveness, and persuasiveness during a microteaching lesson. Results indicated that expressive nonverbal behavior is trainable and that an increase in the level of expressiveness caused an increase in the majority of the variables (clarity, interest, assertiveness, and persuasiveness). Charts outlining the activities, specific objectives and goals, and the time schedule of the training program are appended. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: West Germany
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).