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ERIC Number: ED047303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-27
Pages: 13
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The Use of Video-Tape in the Training of Foreign Language Teachers.
Paulston, Christina Bratt
Whether the advantages of video-tape outweigh the initial obvious difficulties depends on one's basic attitudes to teacher training. Video-tape can serve the demonstration and practice aspects of the methods course in unique ways by providing the language teacher with an "invaluable" means to (1) observe and analyze the teaching of others and (2) analyze his own classroom behavior. He can prepare his own demonstration films to suit his own curriculum; these films can be saved and indexed in a reference VT library at a rather small cost (a VT reel of about two hours playing time costs about $50.00). Demonstration tapes are used in primarily three ways: (1) as "standard lessons; (2) for teaching techniques of classroom observation and analysis; and (3) for teaching application of theory to procedures. Video-tapes may be used as an initial step in learning to analyze classroom behavior, e.g., isolating such elements as presentation of teaching points, different types and classes of drills, explication of grammar by analogy or by analysis. Evaluations by student-teachers agreed that watching themselves on VT "definitely contributed to a sense of self-image and self-realization." Presented is the author's step-by-step "Video-Tape Practice Teaching Cycle" and a checklist for her observation and analysis report. (AMM)
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.