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ERIC Number: ED066863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 31
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Microteaching: A Brief Review.
Shore, Bruce M.
Microteaching was developed in 1963 at Stanford University and was used initially for the training of secondary school teachers. It is controlled practice of specific teaching behavior; therefore, the role of the supervisor is important. Microteaching has the following advantages: faculty have to get together to agree on common purposes in its use; it becomes feasible to follow trainee performance closely; the program is individualized and not bound by any particular course structure; evidence of suitability for teaching is obtained; it is a useful resource tool; it simplifies the complex teaching process in the trainees' first contact with the tasks involved; it is efficient in terms of staff time, use of real pupils, their classrooms, and training facilities. "Minicourse," an adaptation of microteaching, differs from it in four ways: it is primarily an in-service, not a pre-service, model; it is a self-contained package that can be used wherever videotaping is available; trainees are self-evaluated by a structured critique, not a supervisor; films and tapes of model lessons serve as the basis for evaluation. An extensive bibliography is appended which includes applications of microteaching to subject matter and skills involved. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec).