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ERIC Number: ED259561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using Videotape in Teacher/Tutor Training Courses.
Toohey, Kelleen; Izatt, Moira
The curriculum development process for two Canadian projects to train inexperienced and untrained language instructors is described. An Alberta program trains volunteer tutors of English as a second language, and a British Columbia program trains teachers of Canadian heritage languages. Both groups have a limited amount of time for training, and the topics selected for inclusion in the program include: encouragement of respectful, authentic, and mutually interesting instructional conversation between and among language teachers and learners; a theoretical understanding of the nature of learning; and facilitation of language learning through planning learning activities and making and adapting learning materials. Both courses use videotapes of classroom activities in instructional contexts similar to their own but in an unfamiliar language, first without and then with visual aids, to highlight their effectiveness. The two programs use different materials development needs, the tutor training project focusing on the use of real conversations, and the heritage language teacher project concentrating on teacher-developed materials. It is expected that the videotape use will encourage the tutors and teachers to try new techniques and to feel more confident about currently used techiques. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada