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ERIC Number: ED164469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Peer Group Support System.
Daryl V. Gilley; Smith, Sonja
A program designed to help student teachers improve their skills through interaction with their peers is described. The Peer Group Support System (P.G.S.S.) is a self-evaluation process. Participants in the P.G.S.S. are elmentary student teachers, secondary student teachers, selected students enrolled in general methods courses and the faculty of the Department of Education. From this pool of individuals the student teacher may choose the members of his or her P.G.S.S. team. It is suggested that the team not exceed four members. The student teacher identifies a specific instructional element that he or she wishes the team to observe. This may be any activity, attitude, procedure, or skill, such as question skills, lecturing techniques, student involvement, discipline, motivation techniques, nonverbal cues, etc. Members of the P.G.S.S. team observe the student teacher in the classroom, noting successes as well as failures. Following observation the team members and the student teacher discuss the noted comments. This procedure is intended to identify in a nonthreatening way areas where a student teacher may improve instructional techniques. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount Vernon Nazarene Coll., OH.