ERIC Number: ED142550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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A Training Program in Improving Observational Skills.
Tindall, B. Allan, Ed.; Hughes, Wayne D., Ed.
This document contains six modules designed for use in a training program for the improvement of teachers' classroom observation skills. Module One, "Introduction to Module on Improving Observation Skills," consists of line drawings used by the workshop leader to illustrate his explication of the intervention process. Module Two, "Improving Basic Observational Skills," introduces techniques for the improvement of anecdotal records of classroom and school events. Module Three, "Understanding a Situation," highlights factors that must always be attended to in order to minimize discrepancies in understanding. Module Four, "Filters, Foci, and Systematic Observation," deals with patterns as they focus attention on categories of actors and behaviors, and with the unconscious process of selectively filtering in or out certain kinds of information. Module Five, "Developing an Observational Schedule," explains the logic of schedule construction, to enable the learner to identify points at which intervention in behavior patterns can occur. Module Six, "Observation as a Continuing Process," examines learner problems and successes in the observation process and elaborates on the process of schedule development, construction, use, and evaluation. (MJB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.
Note: Best copy available; Developed by the Project in Ethnography in Education, University of New York at Buffalo