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The Relative Effectiveness of Two Sources of Feedback on Teachers in the Micro-Teaching Situation.
Collofello, Patricia; And Others
To determine whether college students could be used as members of a micro-class without reducing the value of the micro-teaching experience, two randomly selected groups of student teachers were selected to make four presentations. Group I (six student teachers) made presentations to only high school seniors while Group II (five student teachers) made their first and last presentations to high school students and their second and third to college students. All presentations were video-taped, rated by members of the micro-class using a pretested evaluation instrument, and then reviewed and used to make changes in subsequent presentations. Statistical analysis did not indicate that micro-classes composed of high school students were more effective than micro-classes composed of college students in terms of improving the quality of the student teachers' presentations. However, subjective reactions provided by the student teachers indicated a preference for working with high school students. They believed that while high school students represented a more realistic teaching situation, the evaluation of techniques should be made by their peers or professionally trained educators. The evaluation instrument is appended. (Author/SB)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.