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ERIC Number: ED040131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 13
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An Application of Social Learning Theory in Affecting Change in a Group of Student Teachers Using Video Modeling Techniques.
Lange, Donald N.
This research was conducted to determine the extent to which imitation can be employed in training student teachers. Forty randomly selected subjects who had completed methods courses in teaching and were just beginning student teaching were divided into two groups. The first group was shown a 20-minute videotaped demonstration by a teacher selected for her predominant use of indirect verbal behavior. The second group was shown a neutral movie about comprehension skills in reading which contained almost no interaction. Each subject was recorded teaching a reading lesson before and after the experimental exposure, and these performances were analyzed using the Indirect-Direct Ratio of Flanders Interaction Analysis Observation Schedule. Results showed a significant difference between the two groups in their use of indirect verbal behavior. These results support earlier findings on imitation. It is recommended that further research be done using more specific model behavior, showing the film several times, and experimenting with the relationship between video modeling and certain personality factors. (Author/RT)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting, AERA, Minneapolis, 1970