ERIC Number: ED288638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Developing a Learning-Teaching Styles Scheme to Improve Teaching Behaviors of College Child Development Student Interns.
Martin, Beverly Barber
Implemented in an urban community college's child development teacher training program, this practicum project addressed the problem of discrepancies between training and work environments. General goals of the practicum were: (1) to design a learning styles training format for preschool teachers; (2) to provide teachers with factual information about modality-based learning styles theory; (3) to train teachers to analyze their own learning styles patterns; and (4) to train teachers to assess their own teaching behavior. Seminars provided an introduction to personal values and beliefs about teaching, perceptual learning styles, and personality or temperament types as they are related to teaching behaviors with young children. Subsequent expansion of the intervention provided instruction on personality styles and the curriculum; field trips; and an audiovisual presentation. Practicum evaluation data indicated that participants increased in awareness and sensitivity toward individual style patterns; increased in respect for diversity in others; showed flexibility and variability in classroom teaching behaviors; and understood basic concepts of learning. A 32-item reference list is included. Related materials, including survey forms, workshop lesson plans, and an instructional unit on the implications of temperament styles for college teaching, are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.