ERIC Number: ED024647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Minicourse: Rationale and Uses in the Inservice Education of Teachers.
Borg, Walter R.
This collection of materials reports the research and development of a series of inservice training "minicourses," short courses (about 75 minutes per day for 15 days) designed to teach specific teacher behavior patterns with use of the minroteaching technique, self-evaluation of video tape feedback, instructional films, and filmed illustrations by model teachers. The main document reviews the instructional model on which the courses are constructed, defines and discusses the advantages of microteaching, and describes the scope and future plans for the minicourse program. It includes a 6-item bibliography and a comprehensive description and field evaluation report of Minicourse 1, "Effective Questioning in a Classroom Discussion." A general information sheet "In Answer to Your'Minicourse' Inquiry- includes information on the availability of Minicourse 1 which includes instructional and model lessons (on 16mm films), all printed materials needed, and film processing fees. Accompanying leaflets include "Questions and Answers about the Minicourse Model," a list of 24 steps in the development program, a description of the main field test and operational field tests performed in the course development cycle, and a list of Minicourses 2-16 with brief descriptions of goals and content plus notes on the present stages of development or field testing. (SP 001 966 is a related document.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.