ERIC Number: ED352341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of the Microteaching Movement in Europe.
Klinzing, Hans Gerhard; Floden, Robert E.
This paper describes the development and dissemination of microteaching methods in Europe and some African countries, with emphasis on the United Kingdom and Germany. A tool for teacher preparation, microteaching trains teaching behaviors and skills in small group settings aided by video-recordings. Consistent with education reform efforts, the European microteaching movement grew out of a dissatisfaction with three features of the prevailing model of traditional teacher education programs: (1) that student teachers could become reflective and skilled practitioners by separating academic studies from practical experience; (2) professional education courses; and (3) inadequate and unsystemmatic field observations and experiences. Attempts to reform and democratize universities and colleges, development of other laboratory-based teacher training methods, the revival of empirical analytical research, and introduction of video into educational settings are presented. Also presented are: adaptations, developments, and uses of microteaching in Europe; a comparison of the United States and European approaches; and a discussion of research on microteaching in Europe. An extensive list of 174 references is included. (LL)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Education Courses, Education Majors, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Microteaching, Program Effectiveness, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Germany; United Kingdom; United States