A need-based evaluation of microteaching program for high school students: Novice teachers’ viewpoint
Keywords:microteaching, basic teaching skills, novice teacher
Teaching preparation with extensive knowledge and understanding of teaching-related constituents is required to create quality education. It thus underlies why microteaching is necessary for the prospective teachers. Modern Islamic boarding school, with its goal to create ideal future educators, conducted a microteaching program for high school students. This study aimed at evaluating the implementation of microteaching program for high school students in fulfilling their needs of acquiring eight basic skills of teaching. Fifteen novice teachers who had attended the microteaching program and have been teaching for one or two years were involved in the study. Questionnaire and interview were employed for data collection. The research results confirmed that the foregoing microteaching program had facilitated the improvement of eight teaching skills. Only two of eight skills, variation and explaining skills, which need further evaluation as they were found insufficient due to the lack of certain specific skills. Certain positive evaluations, on the other hand, were confirmed by the novice teachers as they found some improvements in terms of teaching method, lesson plan making, and material preparation.
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