ERIC Number: ED054051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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The Teaching Clinic: A Team Approach to Improved Teaching.
Olsen, Hans C.; And Others
The teaching clinic is a group of teachers and supervisors working together in an organized way to assist each group member to improve his teaching skills. It consists of five phases: the Planning Session, Observation Session, Critique Preparation Session, Critique Session, and Clinic Review Session. The suggested time for the complete sequence is about 2 hours. Participants include both teachers--either preservice or inservice--and supervisors.. Members of the teacher group have two roles open to them: demonstration teacher and observer. Three roles--clinic leader, resource specialist, and coordinator--are filled by the supervisor group. In a typical sequence the demonstration teacher prepares a lesson plan and shows it to the entire group during the 10-minute Planning Session, while decisions are made as to what type of data observers will collect. Then the demonstration teacher teaches a 25-minute lesson. The 10-minute Critique Preparation Session allows the demonstration teacher to prepare his own lesson critique, while the others assemble their data. During the 40-minute Critique Session, the clinic leader and coordinator guide participants in an objective evaluation of the lesson, using data collected by the observers. During the 20-minute Clinic Review Session, it is the responsibility of the resource specialist to evaluate the clinic itself and to assist in planning future ones. (RT)
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Experience, Teaching Skills, Team Training
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Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.