ERIC Number: ED067389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Film-Mediated Modeling and Feedback to Change a Teacher's Classroom Responses.
Alper, T.; And Others
The study investigates some of the procedures involved in training teachers to use their verbal attention (to students) on a contingent basis. The results suggest that a combination of modeling and feedback can increase a teacher's positive responses to students. Both film-mediated modeling and feedback of performance were used to change one teacher's behavior in his classroom. The relative contributions of each of the techniques in increasing the teacher's positive statements and decreasing the negative ones were measured using a multiple baseline design. The modeling treatment produced changes in the desired direction, but a trend analysis indicated that the new behavior was not maintained. Feedback of performance served either to maintain or to accelerate changes in the desired direction. The results suggest that proper scheduling of feedback would lead to better maintenance of new patterns of behavior. Consistent with observational learning theory, modeling stimuli can promote initial change, but sustained performance requires systematic reinforcement. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.