Using a comparison task to support prospective educators' interpersonal skill development

Joan M T Walker, Benjamin Dotger

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Abstract

Despite family involvement's importance in children's education, teacher preparation programs often fail to help educators develop the communication skills they will need to engage effectively with families. This exploratory study used comparison of two simulated parent-teacher conferences to assess and enhance prospective educators' interpersonal skills, knowledge and dispositions for family involvement. Its purposes were to: validate the cases' contents; pilot them as teaching tools; and develop rubrics for evaluating student responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Pages364-365
Number of pages2
Volume2
StatePublished - 2010
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2010Jul 2 2010

Other

Other9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/29/107/2/10

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Teaching
Education
educator
Students
Communication
child education
teacher
communication skills
disposition
parents
student

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Walker, J. M. T., & Dotger, B. (2010). Using a comparison task to support prospective educators' interpersonal skill development. In Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (Vol. 2, pp. 364-365)

Using a comparison task to support prospective educators' interpersonal skill development. / Walker, Joan M T; Dotger, Benjamin.

Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Vol. 2 2010. p. 364-365.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Walker, JMT & Dotger, B 2010, Using a comparison task to support prospective educators' interpersonal skill development. in Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. vol. 2, pp. 364-365, 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010, Chicago, IL, United States, 6/29/10.
Walker JMT, Dotger B. Using a comparison task to support prospective educators' interpersonal skill development. In Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Vol. 2. 2010. p. 364-365
Walker, Joan M T ; Dotger, Benjamin. / Using a comparison task to support prospective educators' interpersonal skill development. Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Vol. 2 2010. pp. 364-365
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