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ERIC Number: ED307813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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Multiple Activities in Teacher Preparation: Opportunities for Change.
Gebhard, Jerry G.; Oprandy, Robert
A model for foreign language teacher education is suggested. The model is based on the premise that multiple activities in a teaching curriculum provide opportunities for foreign language student teachers to explore and change their teaching behaviors. The following six activities are discussed: (1) practice teaching, (2) observing teaching, (3) doing investigative projects, (4) talking about teaching, (5) reading about teaching, and (6) keeping a journal. Practice teaching gives student teachers the opportunity to experiment with different strategies in various situations. Observing teaching opens up the possibility for new insight into what they can do as classroom teachers, including classroom-based research. Doing investigative projects allows student teachers to study more intensively different aspects of their teaching. Talking about teaching lets student teachers share and compare their observations, investigations, and experiences with other teachers. Reading about teaching offers student teachers the opportunity to consider how various teaching behaviors can be implemented into their classroom. Keeping a journal affords student teachers a vehicle for reacting to lessons and for sharing feelings about what they are doing in the practicum. Guidelines are suggested for each of the different activities. (DJD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A