ERIC Number: ED148286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Classroom as a Battlefield or How Lack of Interest Creates a Counter-Culture.
Sinclair, Phillip A.
The issue of updating teacher education to improve approach and attitude is discussed from the viewpoint of one professor. It is suggested that emphasis should be placed on improving an instructor's "transfer ability," by improving his capacity to build interest among students--causing their greater willingness to receive and their greater retention through interest generated. Suggestions are offered for teacher improvement through classroom presence, style, vocabulary, humor, simplicity, and specificity. Classroom examples are given and a short bibliography is included. (LBH)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Communication Skills, Guidelines, Higher Education, Humor, Student Motivation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Influence
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related document see HE 009 562