ERIC Number: ED316540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Reverse Practicum: Children as Teachers in the College Classroom.
Van Scoy, Irma J.
A project was designed to achieve the following objectives: (1) to give early childhood teacher education students an opportunity to become familiar with the use of skill-building interactive games and materials, work with primary age children and observe their general abilities, and observe and evaluate a demonstration lesson; (2) to help children develop a variety of mathematics and language skills and develop positive self-esteem as they serve as the "experts" by teaching college students how to use a variety of language arts and mathematics materials; and (3) to support primary teachers by providing both professional development opportunities and teaching assistance for their classrooms. During the project, a graduate assistant visited a first grade classroom to introduce a variety of interactive games and materials to the children. At the end of the 6-week period, the children and their teacher met with an education methods class in which the children taught the college students how to use the materials. Reactions and observations of the college students and the children are reported. A summary of observational data collected during the demonstration lesson, and two survey instruments are attached. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Las Vegas, NV, February, 1990).