ERIC Number: ED311309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-6
Reference Count: 0
Rutgers Train the Trainer Program: Teaching Noncareer Prospective Teachers How To Teach.
Whitford, Ellen V.; Hyman, Ronald T.
The Rutgers Train the Trainer Program (RTTP) is a 2-day intensive workshop for teaching noncareer prospective teachers. Seven essential principles of the program are as follows: (1) teachers of prospective teachers should model the elements of effective teaching; (2) teachers should adopt an overall approach to their students that centers on mutuality and joint purpose; (3) teachers should strive to create a sense of group belonging among the participants; (4) teachers should use a range of whole group, small group, and individual teacher-student approaches to teaching; (5) teachers should develop content by building on the contributions of the students; (6) practice teaching for prospective teachers should be real, not simulated; (7) teachers of prospective teachers should provide meaningful feedback during coursework and after each practice teaching experience. Student training objectives are skill acquisition and knowledge including (1) an understanding of the characteristics of desirable two-way communication; (2) strategies for effective teacher questioning and fielding of student talk; (3) the characteristics of three basic strategies of teaching--presenting, enabling, and exemplifying; (4) understanding of the relationships occurring within the triad of teacher, student, and subject matter; (5) the role of analogies, anecdotes, metaphors, examples, and parallel cases in giving explanations; (6) the fundamental questions to answer when preparing a lesson plan; and (7) ability to prepare various types of audiovisual materials and understand their role in the classroom. (A l3-item reference list is attached.) (NLL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Atlantic City, NJ, October 6, 1989).