ERIC Number: ED027251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
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A Theoretical Basis for Professional Laboratory Experiences in Teacher Education.
Broad objectives for professional laboratory experiences in teacher education are necessary to avoid haphazard and unimaginative programs. Some objectives (the theoretical basis) should be drawn from the behavioral sciences and then tested practically and refined. The laboratory, through the teacher in charge, must provide numerous and varied learning experiences for the student teacher; a learning experience allows the student teacher to perceive his own behavior in relation to a teaching situation, to modify that behavior if necessary, and to perceive the consequences of his decisions. The responsibility of the teacher in charge is to help in the analysis of these experiences rather than to dictate the responses of the student teacher and to encourage self-confidence and dignity through his own behavior. Through such laboratory training, the student teacher should grow in his ability and confidence to make decisions and in his understanding of his role as a teacher. (A 15-item bibliography is included.) (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Kansas City, MO.