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ERIC Number: ED430961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-23
Pages: 32
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Expert University Teachers: Thinking, Knowledge and Practice Regarding Effective Teaching Behaviors.
Hativa, Nira; Barak, Rachel; Simhi, Etty
This study of exemplary university teachers sought to identify their thinking and knowledge about effective teaching dimensions and strategies, the effective strategies that they actually used in class, and the relationships between their thinking and knowledge about effective teaching strategies and their actual use of these strategies. Two instructors in each of two departments (literature and psychology) at a research university in Israel were interviewed, videotaped in class, and rated by their students as to their high- and low-inference behaviors. All instructors showed that they knew many effective teaching strategies, though there was a significant number of strategies that they used without being aware of it, and there were a few strategies that they knew of but did not use in class. Findings suggest that the main dimension of clarity and a small set of strategies are essential for effective teaching, but beyond this set, high performance on either organization or interest/engagement is not a necessary condition for excellent teaching, and each teacher achieves his/her excellence in a different way using different effective teaching dimensions and strategies. (Contains 39 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel