ERIC Number: ED054147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Simulated Classroom Instruction: A Microteaching-Contract Approach.
Galvin, Kathleen M.
The Speech Education Department of Northwestern University is placing strong emphasis on a Simulated Classroom Instruction course designed to aid students in developing a philosophy of teaching and an understanding of themselves as teachers, specifically speech teachers. The course is intended to give potential speech teachers opportunities to: (1) Gain insight into their decision to teach while building a personal philosophy of teaching; (2) Increase their ability to observe and analyze student and teacher behavior in learning situations; (3) Try alternative teaching behaviors to aid real and simulated classes to reach certain goals; (4) Identify and analyze their own strengths, weaknesses, and preferences for various teaching behaviors according to specified learning situations; and (5) Prepare and execute strategies for strengthening personal weaknesses of teacher behavior on an individualized basis. The program has now entered a third phase in which greater synthesis of readings and behavior is attained coupled with a new emphasis on the effects of teacher behavior on "learner" behaviors. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Laboratory Training, Simulated Environment, Speech Instruction, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education
"Proceedings" available from Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Curriculum Development and Services, 316 S. 2nd St., Springfield, Ill. 62706, free, limited supply
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Note: Speech given at Annual Meeting of Speech Communication Association (56th, New Orleans, December 1970); reprinted in "Proceedings of the First Conference of Illinois Supervisors of Student Teachers in the Arts," Jan 1972