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ERIC Number: ED107457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 144
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The Acquisition of Nonverbal Behaviors by Preservice Science Teachers and Their Application During Student Teaching.
Raymond, Anne Dawley
This investigation was designed to determine the effectiveness of microteaching as a technique to acquire a teaching skill in the use of nonverbal cues. Participants were randomly assigned to either the control group, who taught four microlessons focusing upon two separate teaching skills, or the experimental groups, who taught six microlessons focusing upon three separate skills. All taught to acquire the skill of set induction and probing questioning; in addition, each prospective teacher in the experimental group sought to acquire the skill of nonverbal cues. Videotaped lessons with supervisory feedback provided the researcher the data needed. Criterion measures included: (1) amount of time devoted to nonverbal and congruent expressions of behavior, (2) the number of positive nonverbal interactions initiated by the teacher, and (3) a measure of teacher effectiveness obtained from secondary science students completing the Teacher Demonstration Rating Form. Conclusions drawn from the data analysis indicated significant difference at the .10 level for the criterion measure of time devoted, at the .05 level in the number of positive nonverbal interactions, but none in rating teacher effectiveness. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University