ERIC Number: ED368209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Contrasting Conversations: Activities for Exploring Our Beliefs and Teaching Practices.
Fanselow, John F.
This guide addresses problems in communication occurring between teachers in training and their observers/trainers, particularly after an observation session. It presents a series of activities intended for workshop use and designed to encourage communication that conveys intention and meaning more effectively. The activities include exercises in processes common in teaching (grouping, selecting, observing, interacting), but do not necessarily involve classroom-type activities. Chapter topics include: the grouping process; reconstructing observed lessons; having conversations about teaching; nonverbal communication; alternative types of feedback; patterns in classroom talk; the nature of comprehension; relating the classroom to the outside world; selecting and using materials; greeting and interacting with students; examining goals; and looking at different types of communication. A bibliography and visual aids are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Communication Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Language Role, Language Styles, Language Usage, Listening Comprehension, Media Selection, Nonverbal Communication, Reflective Teaching, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
Longman, 10 Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A