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A microteaching application on a teaching practice course

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Author(s): Vahide Can

Journal: Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences
ISSN 1305-9076

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 125;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: microteaching | reflective teaching | reflective thinking | teaching practice | student teachers

ABSTRACT
This study investigated effectivenes of a teaching practice course which realized using the microteaching methods. Theparticipants of the study were six student teachers who experienced teaching practices for two times in a real classroomenvironment. Each of the two teaching practices of the student teachers were videotaped. Having observed of the first videorecords the instructur gave the student teachers feedback about their effectiveness in teaching. Analysis of the video recordsrevealed that student teachers achieved a better performance in their second teachings in terms of explaining basic theoriesand principles, identifying and observing necessary teaching roles and behaviours, preparing lesson plans, and conducting moreeffective teaching practices. In light of the these findings, it is suggested that this method should be integrated into teachingpractice courses.
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