ERIC Number: ED102151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-20
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching as a Psychological Process.
Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.
"Teaching as a Psychological Process" is a field-based psychoeducational teacher education program that is organized around a three-factor model of teaching behavior based on personal style interaction, interpersonal relationship skills, and teaching competencies. These three dimensions of teaching are approached through extensive practica integrated with individualized needs analysis, goal-setting, personal counseling, evaluation, and supervision. Small groups of students are immersed in a public school for two consecutive terms of course work and classroom teaching. The trainee's professional academic courses are taught in the host school by a multidisciplinary team of educators. Students define their own needs and goals and monitor the emergence of their unique teaching idiom. A competency-based rating scale identifies individual needs in assessment and evaluation of technical skills. Counseling, group processes, and administration of psychological and attitudinal scales focus on the development of personal and interpersonal skills. The effectiveness of program design and implementation is assessed on the basis of student questionnaires, teacher interviews, and student's competency achievement data. (The document contains a description of the program and appendixes with explanatory and supplementary material.) (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.