ERIC Number: ED111807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
NIE Conference on Studies in Teaching; Panel 6, Teaching as Clinical Information Processing.
Gage, N. L., Ed.
This panel's goal was to develop an understanding of the mental life of teachers, a research-based conception of the cognitive processes that characterize that mental life, their antecedents, and their consequences for teaching and student performance. Such cognitive processes include perception, expectancies, diagnostic judgment, prescription, and decision-making. Such an understanding can be applied in further research on teacher selection, teacher education, and the development of technological or staffing innovations congruent with ways teachers think and feel. The panel was most concerned with improving understanding of ways in which teachers cope with the demands of classroom life as a basis for the improvement of teaching. The discussion included a conceptual model for clinical information processing in teaching, an examination of the problems of teaching, and an explanation of the rationale for the seven approaches which the panel selected in order to achieve their goal. These seven approaches dealt with (1) the clinical act of teaching; (2) perceptions, attributions, and expectations; (3) cognitive processes in selecting among instructional and organizational alternatives; (4) teacher perceptions of self, role, and teaching; (5) organizational and structural determinants of cognitive functioning in teachers; (6) development of research models; and (7) theory development. (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