ERIC Number: ED061217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Pre-Student Teaching Experiences for Speech Communication Education Majors.
Morlan, Don B.
This paper deals with two laboratory experiences for speech education majors. Areas treated include rationale and full descriptions of the programs, self-imposed evaluation, and suggestions for expansion of the program. The university speech methods course has endeavored to meet the challenges provided by the secondary school classroom in speech communication. In October 1970, a workshop was held on the campus of a university in which students then enrolled in the speech education methods course performed as instructors. The workshop differs from the traditional forms in several respects. No effort was made to attract schools with existing programs in speech and schools with very limited programs were solicited. No effort was made for the workshop format to coincide with any state-wide extra-curricular speech events. Basic principles of four areas of speech communication were covered: public speaking, theatre, oral interpretation, and debate. Each area was supervised by a faculty member; however, much of the teaching and debate was conducted by students from the speech education course. During the Fall quarter, 1970, speech education students at Eastern Illinois University began a speech activity program with students in the university laboratory school in grades 7, 8 and 9. Lab school students participated in oral interpretation, broadcasting, theater, and other speech events during the year. Student-teacher ratio was 1:1. Speech education majors received ample exposure to working with students individually on performance oriented activities. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Communication (Thought Transfer), Course Content, Educational Programs, Extracurricular Activities, High Schools, Higher Education, Laboratory Techniques, Self Evaluation, Speech Communication, Speech Education, Student Participation, Student Teachers, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Universities, Workshops
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (57th, San Francisco, December 27-30, 1971)