Students as observers of teacher techniques
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Business administration students served as classroom observers of teaching models employed by their psychology instructors. As part of a larger study, five teachers (experimental) attempted to modulate from their traditional or typical style of teaching by implementing first one, and then a second, teaching model. A daily log, completed by students at the end of a class period, indicated the degree of success of model implementation. Daily logs were also completed by teachers. When compared to those logs completed by a trained observer, student logs were found to yield a reasonably accurate record of model implementation. It was recommended that student observations of teacher techniques be used more frequently for purposes of research and professional development in postsecondary education.
KeywordsLarge Study Professional Development Education Research Postsecondary Education Class Period
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