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ERIC Number: ED023649
Record Type: RIE
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An Instructional Program to Enable English Teachers to Improve Discussion Skills.
Cross, Janet S.
This 6-week instructional program designed for University of Pittsburgh English-teacher interns emphasizes the development of attitudes and skills necessary for student-oriented teaching. From six core principles of learning, a set of course objectives is derived, and five self-contained units designed to achieve these objectives are presented. The units attempt to guide teachers (1) to identify and explore their attitudes toward students and toward themselves as teachers, (2) to analyze two contrasting styles of teaching and to identify the effects of discussion and teacher questioning patterns upon the roles assumed by teachers and learners in each situation, (3) to increase the amount of student talk in classroom discussions, (4) to increase the number of "high-level" questions they ask while improving the clarity and precision of their question sequences, and (5) to evaluate their own teaching performances and to establish realistic future teaching goals for themselves. (LH)
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