ERIC Number: ED277703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-16
Reference Count: 0
A Model of Decision-Making for Teachers Engaged in Developmental Research.
Impey, William D.
An analysis of the rationale, concepts and procedures for designing and implementing a model of decision-making for teachers engaged in developmental research is presented. The decision-making model is conceptualized as the intersection of four sets of data sources derived from the performance of preactive/planning tasks, interactive/implementation tasks, and reflective/effectiveness evaluation tasks. The performance of preactive/planning tasks produce data regarding the characteristics of the learning environment the teacher-researcher intends to create in order to produce a selected learning outcome in the form of covert or overt behaviors exhibited by pupils. The performance of the interactive/implementation tasks produce data regarding the characteristics of the actual learning environment which was created and the actual pupil responses or behaviors which were exhibited. The performance of the reflective/effectiveness evaluation tasks produce data regarding the relationships between the intended and actual learning environment and learning outcomes. The model components are used to construct a strategy for identifying the potential value of each of the data sets (constructed by the teacher-researcher) for evaluating planning effectiveness, implementation effectiveness, model effectiveness, and adaptation effectiveness. A taxonomy of pedagogical objectives is presented as a potential product of the teaching effectiveness inquiries (developmental research) conducted by teacher-researchers and a means of constructing and organizing a knowledge base for the teaching profession. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (67th, Houston, TX, February 15-18, 1987).