ERIC Number: ED196917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Experimental Effect of Reflective Teaching on Preservice Teachers' Ability to Identify a Greater Number and Wider Variety of Variables Present During the Act of Teaching.
Nott, Deborah L.; Williams, E. Jane
In the spring of 1979 an experimental study was conducted to evaluate the possible effects of Reflective Teaching (RT) on preservice teachers at the Ohio State University. Reflective Teaching is a new instructional alternative for teacher education featuring peer teaching and evaluation. The hypothesis being tested stated that, as a result of engagement in Reflective Teaching, preservice teachers will be better able to identify a greater number and wider variety of variables present during the act of teaching. The hypothesis was tested by asking both treatment and control groups to view a twelve minute videotape and respond to an instrument which asked subjects to list the things that they saw in the videotape which they considered to be important to teaching and learning. For each item identified as important they were also asked to respond to why it was important. Following the treatment and control conditions, the same instrument was administered using a new video tape. The scores were analyzed separately using analysis of variance for a partial hierarchical design with pretest and posttest as a repeated measure. Significant differenc was not found between control and treatment sections. (Authors/JN)
Descriptors: Conceptual Tempo, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Higher Education, Hypothesis Testing, Peer Teaching, Predictor Variables, Preservice Teacher Education, Pretests Posttests, Reflective Teaching, Research Design, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980). For related documents, see SP 017 417-419.