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ERIC Number: ED049377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 202
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A Study of the Need for Pedagogical Training as Perceived by the Staff of the Alberta Institutes of Technology.
Wroot, Richard Everatt
The main purpose of this study was to determine the need for pedagogical training as perceived by practicing instructors and academic administrators in two postsecondary technical and vocational institutes. To collect the needed data an instrument was developed to elicit opinions on (1) the importance and need of certain skills and knowledges to an instructor, (2) the helpfulness of suggested inservice and supervisory activities in the improvement of instruction, and (3) the best methods for developing practical teaching skills in the beginning instructor. Statistical analysis revealed that: (1) Competencies important to an instructor include communication skills, school management, and the development and maintenance of discipline, (2) Inservice and supervisory activities helpful in improving teaching include demonstrations of teaching methods, practice teaching with video-tapes, and observation of fellow instructors, (3) The most effective methods for developing practical teaching skills in a new instructor are a period of internship, student teaching, or practice teaching sessions, and (4) The perceived need for pedagogical training is influenced by such factors as work area, staff position, and technical qualifications. This M.A. thesis was presented to the University of Alberta. (Author/JS)
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Note: MA Thesis, University of Alberta, 1970