ERIC Number: ED233999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effects of a Training Program on Expressive Non-Verbal Behavior.
Klinzing, Hans Gerhard; And Others
A program was designed for training secondary school trainee teachers in expressive nonverbal behavior and for assessing the effect of various combinations of different training elements. The program was developed on the basis of nonverbal descriptors of "enthusiastic teaching": vocal delivery, eyes, facial expression, gestures, and eye contact and body movement were included. Four studies (main field tests) were conducted to obtain information on the relative effectiveness of various combinations of the training elements. Participants in the studies were secondary school student teachers. The PONS-test (Profile of Nonverbal Sensitivity) was administered as a pre- and post-test for the studies. Results of the four studies provided consistently positive evidence about the trainability of nonverbal sensitivity. A description is given of the four training courses and their elements, and tables illustrate the design of the four studies and the characteristics of the participating students. Results of the tests are summarized on tables. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Body Language, Classroom Environment, Communication Skills, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Nonverbal Communication, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Sensitivity Training, Student Motivation, Student Teacher Relationship, Student Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).