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ERIC Number: ED257361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 11
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Does Training in Cognitive Interaction Analysis System Change Verbal Behavior?
Johnson, Glen Ross
The effect of training in the Cognitive Interaction Analysis System on the way teachers interact with students was studied with 15 graduate students enrolled in a college teaching course. The students represented a variety of disciplines, including agriculture, science, liberal arts, and education. Enrollees were required to teach a typical freshman level lesson during the second class session. At the end of the semester, they retaught the same lesson. Both lessons were recorded on audiotape. After teaching the first lesson, the enrollees were trained in the Cognitive Interaction Analysis System. A regular college classroom was used throughout the semester, and the program involved approximately 12 contact hours of skill training. Each participant also received a microcomputer diskette with prompting procedures on how to use the system, along with a self-instruction booklet. Analysis of variance was used to detect changes in verbal interaction between the first and second lessons. Instructors significantly increased their use of questions and corrective feedback procedures. In addition, the amount of student talk significantly increased, and the total amount of time devoted to silence significantly decreased. A marked increase in the instructor's use of positive reinforcement also occurred. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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