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ERIC Number: ED438263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Collegial Training and Innovative Creative Teaching for Education Students in Guam.
Inoue, Yukiko; Jackson, Marilyn
College students' understanding of collegiality is a component of teacher preparation in the Guam Public School District, in order to improve the quality of curricula. Twenty-one college students enrolled in a Language Arts in Early Childhood course were required to practice techniques of the interactive collegial relationship. This study examined how students' lesson plans were enhanced by collegial interaction; how satisfied the students were with that interaction in the course; how learning was enhanced by computer integration into the language arts instruction; and what kind of research is needed to help education students in collegial training. At the end of the semester, students completed the Collegiality Training Questionnaire, consisting of four sections: collegial interaction, computers as learning tools; open-ended questions; and demographics. Data analysis highlighted advantages to this style of learning, including: students felt a sense of community in the class, and students experienced the strength of working in groups. Major disadvantages noted by students were time constraints and a lack of peer cooperation. (Contains 16 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Guam