ERIC Number: ED255518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Supportive Intervention as a Vehicle for Faculty Development.
Gooding, C. Thomas; And Others
It has been demonstrated that effective use of "wait time" (up to three seconds) in teacher-student interchanges can result in spontaneous improvement in both cognitive and affective variables in the classroom. These changes are enhanced if information concerning wait time durations is supplemented by supportive interventions from persons who have studied tape recordings of teachers' interactions in the classroom. A 4-week study was conducted in which 10 teachers participated in workshops and evaluations of teacher behavior. Results are given in the following areas: (1) wait time; (2) percent of talk by students; (3) percent of higher level questions; (4) length of contributions by students; and (5) Piagetian operational level. Monitoring wait times using an electronic device accompanied by skilled analyses of tape recordings and supportive intervention provide an avenue to the improvement of teaching skills. A 12-item reference list concludes the document. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wait Time
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Virginia Beach, VA, February, 1985).