ERIC Number: ED034546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Summaries of the Meetings of Group F of the Seminar for Great Teachers at Westbrook Junior College, Portland, Maine, August 17-27, 1969.
Stockdale, William A.
Professional Development Review, v4 n1 Fall 1969
The American Association of Junior Colleges sponsored "A Seminar for Great Teachers" during August 1969. The participants were divided into groups that met three times each day for nine days. This report describes the discussions of group F. The 11 members were teachers of various subjects at different colleges. All were concerned with holding the interest of both slow and fast learners in their classes. During group meetings, the teachers described unique methods for teaching their subjects successfully. One member had a technique for personalizing history lessons; another returned biology tests only at personal interviews with the students. A Spanish teacher used dramatization to catch her students' interest. Innovative methods for teaching literature and speech were described. One teacher had an "incentive grading system" that enabled students to cancel out poor grades by showing improvement on the final exam. The teachers recognized a need for junior college faculties and students to establish a positive identity, rather than occupying an inferior position between high school and university. The merit of course and teacher evaluation by students was discussed. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.