On 'gazing about with a checklist' as a method of classroom observation in the field experience supervision of pre-service teachers: A case study

Bennan ZHANG

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Abstract

‘Gazing about with a checklist’ as a kind of method of observation is employed by the Hong Kong Institute of Education to supervise student teachers’ classroom performance in their teaching practicum. Using this as a case, the current paper analyzes this method of observation as a form of supervision. Focusing on some of its advantages and disadvantages in practice, this paper argues that although the method works in some situations, it is not very effective in enhancing the student teachers’ professional development. To make up for its deficiencies, some other observational techniques are suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Zhang, B. (2003, October). On 'gazing about with a checklist' as a method of classroom observation in the field experience supervision of pre-service teachers: A case study. Paper presented at the Second Symposium on Field Experience: Partnership in Field Experience, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.