ERIC Number: ED064249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Feedback Conditions and Type of Teaching Skill in Microteaching.
Hiscox, Suzanne B.; Van Mondfrans, Adrian P.
This study was to determine the effects of audio (AT) and video tape (VT) feedback on both verbal and psychomotor skills when all other aspects of the Stanford microteaching model were controlled. Two experiments were involved, both consisting of two microteaching cycles--one for a verbal skill and the other for psychomotor skill. Subjects were 80 beginning educational psychology students enrolled in a large midwestern university. Forty-eight students participated in the first experiment. Subjects were divided into groups of from three to five members according to their teaching fields. Each group was randomly assigned to one of two experimental treatments. Treatment one (AT) involved feedback in the form of student rating sheets, self-evaluation, and supervisor criticism based on the playback of audio tape. Treatment two (VT) involved the same feedback except the playback of audio-video tape was substituted for audio tape. Thirty-two students, participating in the second experiment, were randomly assigned to groups and to either AT or VT treatment. The first experiment emphasized evoking student-initiated questions and variation of the stimulus situation by the teacher. The second experiment emphasized silence and non-verbal cues and questioning techniques. Questionnaires, interviews with supervisors, and student evaluation of teachers provided data for analysis. Results indicated, in general no difference in the effectiveness of audio and audio-video tape as forms of feedback for both verbal and psychomotor skills. An 11-item bibliography and tables are included. (MJM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Assn., Chicago, April, 1972