Micro Teaching



This article briefs on micro-teaching , one of the most widely accepted ways of learning to teach.
Micro Teaching is a technique in which a teacher make use of one specific teaching skill at a time, so that he/she attains mastery on teaching.

The techniques like.........

  • Introducing a particular topic,
  • questioning about the topic,
  • explaining,
  • Writing on the black board,
  • Using teaching aids and so on .

In this micro teaching a teacher can also learn nonverbal behavioural skills such as.........

  • Smiling,
  • Nodding and
  • Gesturing.

These teaching skills can be defined, practised, observed, controlled, measured and evaluated.

Microteaching is a teacher training technique but not a teaching method. It is a real teaching but reduces the classroom complexities. It is a scaled down process in which class size, class time and content is limited.

  • Practising one teaching skill at a time,
  • Limiting the content to a single concept,
  • Reducing the class size,
  • Reducing the duration of the lesson.


The teacher trainee should plan for the lesson and use each teaching skill at a time. After each skill a feedback is given and if the skill is not achieved, the trainee is asked to re plan and reteach . This is repeated until he/she is mastery over the skill achieved .

It is a supplement to a teaching-training programme, which gives an achievement by providing feedback to the trainees.

Microteaching is a cyclic process of

Plan-->Teach-->Feedback-->Re-plan-->Re-teach-->Re-feedback.






The steps in Micro Teaching Cycle:

Planning

This involves selection of the skill to be practised, awareness of the components of the skill, selection of a suitable concept and the writing of a micro lesson plan.

Teaching

The trainee teaches the lesson in the micro teaching setting.




To know more about microteaching check these links:


http://www.slideshare.net/bhimsttc/microteaching-5810756


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