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ERIC Number: EJ973935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Post-Lesson Observation Conferencing of University Supervisors and Physical Education Teacher Education Students
Wright, Steven; Grenier, Michelle; Channell, Kathy
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v20 n3 p379-392 2012
The purpose of our descriptive study was to examine post-lesson observation conferencing discourse between university supervisors (USs) and physical education teacher education students (PTs). Three USs completed a questionnaire related to demographic information and their perceptions of their role as a supervisor. These USs then audio-recorded post-lesson observation conferences that they held with their PTs. A total of 54 conferences were audio-recorded and transcribed for analysis. Results revealed that the USs believed in a collaborative approach to supervision and that is what occurred as PTs spoke slightly more than USs. Of all of the "idea units" spoken by USs, 31% of them were questions. USs had far more higher order questions and offerings than they did lower order ones. PTs also had far more higher order offerings than ones of lower order. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A