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ERIC Number: ED421134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
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Tutor Training in Computer Science: Tutor Opinions and Student Results.
Carbone, Angela; Mitchell, Ian
Edproj, a project team of faculty from the departments of computer science, software development and education at Monash University (Australia) investigated the quality of teaching and student learning and understanding in the computer science and software development departments. Edproj's research led to the development of a training program to prepare postgraduate students for their role as teachers. Budget cuts led to the development of the Tutor Training Program, which began in 1996 with the following objectives: (1) to share teaching techniques; (2) to improve tutors' teaching skills; (3) to make tutors aware of the main ideas put forward in lectures; (4) to increase the level of student participation; and (5) to promote tertiary level study skills. The Tutor Training Program drew on the experience gained from Edproj's research in the previous year, which led to insights into barriers to student learning, a bank of strategies for promoting better learning, and a fundamental list of teaching principles. The initial program consisted of six sessions. After the initial training, a survey was distributed to the participants (n=22) to find out what they thought about the initial training; the overall reaction to the training program was highly favorable. An appendix presents positive tutor/demonstrator strategies generated (semester 1, 1196). (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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