ERIC Number: ED211418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Text of Report on TLGG Project (Project on Teaching and Learning in Graduate Geography).
Pattison, William D.
This report describes the conferences, local programs, and student experiences in year two of the Teaching and Learning in Graduate Geography (TLGG) project, a cooperative effort between university geography departments and the Association of American Geographers. The major purpose of the project was to demonstrate ways to incorporate teaching preparation into the programs of doctoral graduate students. The report is intended to help future directors of departmental teaching preparation programs and future organizers of national projects of the TLGG type. There are three major parts to the report. Part one describes the three national conferences convened to help the 16 participating university doctoral programs establish objectives and organize their training programs, which usually consisted of an orientation program, a seminar, and/or a practicum. Part two discusses the teaching assistantship programs which the 16 universities sponsored for their doctoral students. Successes and problems are noted. Part three describes the experiences of the doctoral students who participated in the program. Students filled out questionnaires and were interviewed about the effects of the program on their development as teachers. Teaching methods used in the training program are evaluated. Sixty percent of the students made strong positive statements about their development as teachers as a result of participation in the program. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Science Education.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Dept. of Geography.