ERIC Number: ED388058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
New Ways in Teacher Education. New Ways in TESOL Series: Innovative Classroom Techniques.
Freeman, Donald, Ed.; Cornwell, Steve, Ed.
This book presents 46 classroom activities that teacher educators have used in helping people learn to teach. Some are specific to learning how to teach second languages, but most can be used to address the teaching of any subject matter. All emphasize what teacher trainees bring to the process of becoming independent, self-sufficient classroom practitioners. Each activity is introduced by a brief narrative about the activity in practice, followed by a step-by-step procedure and brief rationale. Caveats and options for extending the activity are also noted. Some contributions include reference lists and/or handouts that can be photocopied. Activities are organized in these categories: those designed for use within a single class period; those designed for use over an extended period; preservice teacher education; inservice training; activities for academic programs; activities for workplace/language classrooms; settings combining academic input and classroom experience; general formats for learning teaching; interpersonal dynamics; structuring discussions; using collaborative work; activities directed by the teacher-learner; using audiovisual equipment; drawing on shared experience; addressing cultural issues; accessing complex ideas; using special skills to learn how to teach; training for specific teaching skills; developing awareness; and encouraging the teacher as researcher in the language classroom. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Instructional Materials, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Teaching Skills, Time Factors (Learning)
TESOL, 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($22.95; $19.95, members).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Note: For related documents, see FL 023 302-308.