Steps in Simulated Teaching
Ned A. Flanders has recommend the following six steps of simulated teaching
- Step I: Assigning the roles: In this step, the pupil-teachers are assigned the roles of teachers, student and observer respectively. The student-teacher has to play all three roles one after the other.
- Step II: Deciding the skills to be practiced: After assigning the roles, certain social skills are discussed which are to be practiced by student-teachers. That particular skill is decided which is to be practiced. Then, planning and preparations are made for practicing the skill. Each student-teacher has to select a topic of his interest.
- Step III: Preparation of Work schedule: At this stage details of the work-schedule are prepared. It is decided who will start the teaching first, who will observe the lesson and who will intervene the conversation?
- Step IV: Determining the Techniques: The procedure and techniques of observation are decided i.e. how different type of data is to be observed and how it is to be recorded. The procedure for the interpretation of the data is also to be decided.
- Step V: Organizing the first practice lesson: The schedule is followed for the first practice session. Teaching is organized and observations are made for evaluating the teaching task of the actor. Observation is followed by discussion, leading to feed-back appreciation and suggestions for the improvement of social-behavior.
- Step VI: Alternation of procedure: Now second practice session starts by changing topic, roles and social skills. Every pupil-teacher is given the chance to play the role of a teacher, a student and an observer.