ERIC Number: ED354814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-11
Innovation in Instructional Strategies Used with Graduate Students Enrolled in an Advanced Heterogeneous Methods Class.
Gee, Jerry Brooksher
This study examined the characteristics of graduate education students enrolled in an advanced methods class and their response to a micro-teaching approach. Conducted over 5 years beginning in 1987, the study involved 112 graduates micro-teaching 12 model lessons in groups of 4, in 10 academic areas of the curriculum. Participants were tested at the end of each lesson, all micro-lessons were critiqued by the participants in each group, and a three-point rating scale was used by the instructor to evaluate each lesson taught by the graduate students. A profile of the graduates revealed that 17 percent possessed degrees in disciplines other than education and that not all were teaching in their major area of certification. Evaluations and observations contained consistently positive responses regarding questioning techniques used with "interactive mechanisms." Conclusions based on perceptions of the graduates also supported utilization of heterogeneous grouping according to diverse disciplines for micro-teaching experiences. Contains six references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Knoxville, TN, November 11-13, 1992).