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ERIC Number: ED037410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 16
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A Process Approach To Teaching Teachers.
Eberlein, Larry
A course in personal social dynamics in education was experimentally organized to concentrate on the process of classroom interaction, integrating the affective with the cognitive components of learning. As a senior level course for teachers-in-training it has been offered three times with encouraging results. Goals are to help the student become a more acute observer, to assist him become more skilled in handling interpersonal problems, and to provide him with information and experience relevant to interpersonal relationships within schools. Upon entering the course each student is asked to prepare an outline of topics and individual goals for the course; the papers are analyzed to provide a more specific course outline. Formal lectures are minimized. The generalized class structure includes selective readings assigned by the instructor, six to seven short class assignments, term papers if desired, group presentations, exams, and a major term project which takes the student into actual school settings over a period of time to observe and report on a dyadic or small group interaction. Small student groups elect one of their number to a steering committee and prepare a group project for presentation to the whole class. The steering committee provides feedback for the instructor and a chance for students to modify the course. Examinations are of the open-book, take-home type. Each student chooses percentage weights for his final course grade. (Reading list and other materials given to students on the first day are included.) (JS)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, March 1970