ERIC Number: ED076548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Microteaching: A Technique for Training Teachers to Teach Elementary Children.
Short, Murray, Ed.; Rozum, Mary, Ed.
This is a program report on the Metcalf Microteaching Project at Illinois State University, 1969. Microteaching is defined as an act of teaching reduced in terms of the amount of content taught (a single concept, principle, or skill), the number of pupils instructed (three to five), and the time allotted (10 to 15 minutes). A prime benefit of microteaching is identified: it allows the teacher to see himself teach on the tape; this viewing of lessons can provide increased communication between students, Metcalf faculty, and college instructors. The report details the program (college students acted as participant teachers), teacher observation, and evaluation. Benefits of the program are also noted: microteaching acted as a reinforcement of classroom work, it gave additional opportunities to less able students, and it provided interests in new subject matters. The report discusses problems with the program, including pupils missing part of their regular classes and the lack of correlation between microteaching lessons and lessons being taught at the elementary school. Included are projections for the microteaching clinic, and glossary of terms. (JA)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Elementary Education, Inservice Education, Laboratory Schools, Microteaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Skills, Videotape Recordings
Educational Research Services, Illinois State Univ., Normal, Illinois 61761 ($0.75)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Metcalf Lab. School.