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ERIC Number: ED112964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 6
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Improving Junior and Community College Instruction.
Johnson, Glenn R.; Schmedemann, Luanne
Twenty-five instructors from 11 different community colleges and 13 different disciplines participated in a six week institute at Texas A&M University, geared to improving teaching in junior and community colleges. The participants had an average of 5.08 years of experience in college level teaching, and all had at least a master's degree. Each participant received 15 contact hours of skill training in Flanders Interaction Analysis, a 10 category observation system which classifies any verbal statement made in a classroom by an instructor or student, thus facilitating study of teacher/student verbal interaction. The participants also engaged in microteaching experiences, concentrating on skills of fluency in asking questions, reinforcement, probing questions, and various higher order questions. This procedure allowed participants to focus on individual technical teaching skills. Other activities included audio-tutorial programs, multiple-choice test construction and test-item analysis, independent listening, assigned readings, behavioral objectives, small group discussions, and simulation. Evaluations collected throughout the program indicate that the training received by the participants contributed to changes in their attitudes, opinions, and behavior related to teaching effectiveness. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Flanders System of Interaction Analysis