ERIC Number: ED195528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-3
Reference Count: 0
Imaginal Behavioral Analysis: Multisensory Imagery Scale for Predicting Teacher Competency.
Reing, Alvin B.
The study developed and used a self-report graphic Multisensory Imagery Scale (MIS) to analyze imaginal behavior, and to test the hypothesis that multisensory (MS) imagery is a specific teacher competency associated with effective teaching, particularly in special education. The MIS was field-tested, abbreviated, performed on teacher trainees, examined for test-retest reliability, and compared to performance criteria in three successive experiments. Twenty image-evoking phrases of the MIS, cumulatively self-scored for the six sensory areas, yielded consistent imagery responses in agreement with the ratings of lesson plans and teaching. The data defended the hypotheses, indicated the scale's limited usefulness as a criterion for evaluating groups of interns and training programs, and implied support for competency based teacher education if properly validated. (Author)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Eidetic Imagery, Higher Education, Mental Retardation, Multisensory Learning, Perceptual Development, Sensory Training, Special Education, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods, Visualization
JSAS Selected Documents in Psychology, American Psychological Association, 1200 17th St. N.W., Washington DC 20036.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Canada, September 3, 1980).