ERIC Number: ED170278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Microteaching: Forerunner to Competency Based Teacher Education.
Cooper, James M.
Although a review of the literature on competency-based teacher education (CBTE) reveals little or no reference to microteaching's contribution, microteaching was a precursor of CBTE and had a direct influence in its acceptance and development. A review of CBTE's essential characteristics and a comparison with microteaching shows that microteaching and the technical skills approach: (1) attempted to break down the global teaching act into more precisely defined, observable, and trainable skills, thus serving as a beach-head for the rapid spread of CBTE; (2)broke important new ground in the area of accountability; (3) pioneered the use of criterion-referenced evaluation, which is common in CBTE: (4) emphasized learning objectives and competencies, and performance rather than knowledge; and (5) predated CBTE in the use of systems approach. (DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1979)