ERIC Number: ED389172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Practicum in TESOL: An Integrated Model.
Stoynoff, Stephen; Sayavedra, Melinda
This report describes a campus-based, student-centered model for practicums for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It incorporates teaching and non-teaching activities and develops the self-knowledge and skills associated with effective classroom practice. The distinguishing feature of the program is the combination of activities included and the intensity and degree of integration achieved in the experience. Each session consists of phases in student orientation, student observation, mentored teaching, and personal portfolio development; the mentored teaching is the most intense. The practicum model presented provides pre-service students with an integrated, developmental experience that takes them from novice to professional in abilities; it connects knowledge about teaching with the act of teaching and lays the foundation for continued personal and professional development. The model contributes as much to the individual as it does to the profession as a whole. (Contains 10 references.) (NAV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Long Beach, CA, March 28-April 1, 1995).