Abstract

Many university language programs draw on undergraduate as well as graduate students to conduct their courses. These student instructors do not always have adequate pedagogical preparation or experience. Past research suggests that conducting peer observations followed by a group reflection on basic teaching practice would help teachers become more aware of their own teaching. This research aims to investigate whether peer coaching followed by peer reflection meetings increases instructor effectiveness and confidence, as well as whether it is the observations or the reflections that encourage teachers to think more critically and improve their teaching.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Humanities; Center for Language Studies

Rights

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Date Submitted

2014-03-14

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd6805

Keywords

peer coaching, peer observations, teacher development, reflection, student instructors

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