ERIC Number: ED163001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Focused Observation and Feedback of Nonverbal Behavior: A Report of the Development of an Instrument Designed for Analysis of Teacher Behavior.
Bradley, Banks; And Others
A systematic procedure for obtaining objective data of nonverbal teaching behaviors focusing on specific behaviors is presented. Teacher behaviors, recorded on video-tape, are studied and evaluated for the following nonverbal behaviors: (1) use of proximity control in maintaining discipline; (2) emphasis on the need for eye contact as a speaker; (3) close proximity with children; (4) impact and effect of direct physical contact; (5) varying the stimuli within the classroom; and (6) impact and effect of teacher nonverbal behavior on the social, emotional, and psychological climate in the classroom. A code sheet of symbols for the use of the observer in checking facial expressions, eye movements, head movements indicating approval or disapproval, avoidance behavior, mannerisms, gestures, and nonverbal control movements is included in this document with instructions on its use. The instrument is designed primarily for the use of the teacher in evaluating his or her behavior patterns. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.
Note: For related document, see SP 012 469