ERIC Number: ED317492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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A Cooperating Teacher's Intervention Strategy on a Student Teacher.
O'Pry, Leslie Karole; Paese, Paul C.
This study examined the effectiveness of audiocuing as a method for training a student teacher in the skill of providing positive reinforcement to students. (Audiocuing is the pre-recorded auditory cue provided by a microcassette recording which only the subject can hear.) In the event that it is necessary for the student teacher to make behavioral changes in the amount of positive feedback statements provided to the student, auditory cuing would prompt the intern into making a positive statement. Eventually, this prompt would be removed, but the habit of providing consistent feedback responses would remain. This research was designed to substantiate evidence that audio prompting would induce more specific verbal feedback, which in turn would increase academic learning time (ALT). The subject for the study was a student teacher assigned to a high school physical education class. Results indicate that audiocuing did have an effect on variable feedback, but produced a statistically insignificant increase in the amounts of engaged motor and ALT. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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