9b v). Outline the general objectives and procedures to be followed during micro-teaching
GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF MICRO (PEER)-TEACHING
Micro (peer)-teaching alms at achieving the following objectives:
- Preparation of student-teachers for the actual teaching practice
- Reduction of the complexity of the teaching task by allowing student-teachers to concentrate on the practice of specific lesson preparation and presentation skills.
- Provision of a means of easing the tension on the student-teachers with less trauma, from the theory of methods to the realism of the practical classroom situation
- Development of critical observation of what constitutes effective teaching
PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN MICRO (PEER) TEACHING
- Identify the relevant skill
- Expose the trainees to the skill through a lecture/demonstration/video show/ film
- The trainee selecting a topic from the content area of a subject and preparing a micro lesson of between 5-7 minutes that can be used to demonstrate the chosen skill.
- The trainee should not attempt to squeeze the content of 40 minutes into 5-8 minutes but should target a small section of the content.
- The micro lesson should include all the expected details such as administrative details, specific objectives, time a location, content, learning activities, resource materials. I should have the 3 stages namely introduction, lesson development, and the conclusion.
- The skill to be practiced should also be indicated
- Practicing the skill
- Evaluating the performance of the teacher trainee