ERIC Number: ED111805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
NIE Conference on Studies in Teaching; Panel 4, Teaching as Skill Performance.
Gage, N. L., Ed.
This panel's goal was to develop the means to improve teachers' ability to perform general and specific skills of teaching within curriculum areas and student development levels. The panel focused on research to improve teacher performance of instructional skills and identified two basic approaches to this research. The first approach dealt with the identification of important teaching skills by (1) utilizing statements drawn from psychological, developmental, and pedagogical theories, as well as theories of subject matter; (2) analyzing observed teacher practice into skill components and showing the relation of these components to educational outcomes; and (3) utilizing reports of teachers and other persons concerning what they believed to be important teaching skills. The second approach dealt with the identification of training and validation procedures which demonstrate how teaching skills are related to educational outcomes. This approach looked at (1) the transferability of skills, (2) the school conditions needed to optimize maintenance of important skills, (3) the development of measures to define the effectiveness of teaching skills, and (4) the relationship of skills possessed by individual teachers to educational outcomes. The panel identified specific programs of research and development related to each approach. Each program included descriptions of the criteria for judging the relevance of research projects within the program. (BD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SP 009 494-504