ERIC Number: ED395790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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Peer Observation and Feedback as a Component of Self-Study of Teaching by Instructors of Elementary Mathematics Methods.
Bright, George W.; Vacc, Nancy Nesbitt
The purposes of this research were to: (1) gather information about attributes of methods course teaching that make it more or less effective, (2) compare the perspectives of instructors and students on attributes of effectiveness, and (3) understand more about how university teachers develop an understanding of the thinking of prospective teachers. The data came from two sources: two faculty who observed each other's elementary methods classes, and end-of-course student evaluations. Results from the two faculty are discussed separately. The data of the study seemed clearly to point out that faculty's having a coherent vision of instruction was not sufficient to impact the learning of students. That vision must at least be communicated to students. Without sharing of perspectives, neither students nor faculty gains a full understanding of what the other party is about. (MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reform Efforts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8, 1996).