Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Donald Freeman


This project explores a personal approach to language instruction through the development of an experiential training module for teachers. The project is designed to assist teaching professionals in constructing a framework and defining a starting point for their continued professional growth and depth.

The project is divided into three parts. Part One is the written background to the project. Part Two is a videotape with three language classes and a round-table discussion. The teachers, Claire Stanley, Bonnie Mennell and Jack Millett, are faculty of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at the School for International Training. The classes are taught to International Students of English. Part Three includes three treatments of the videotape for use in teacher education. Treatment #1 is designed to develop teachers' observation skills. Treatment #2 is designed to assist teachers in observing and responding critically to what they see. Treatment #3 is more holistic, combining observation and responses with actualization in the classroom. The final section of the project is an analysis of its impact on the participating students, teachers, and on the author as well as projected impacts on viewers.


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development