An investigation of verbal behamor and learning climate in undergraduate engineerimg clmsrooms



The verbal behavioral patterns of twenty university professors instructing undergraduate engineering classes have been investigated utilizing a fourteen category modification of Flanders' system of interaction analysis. On the basis of an internal evaluation criteria, these instructors were divided into three groups: those receiving the highest, middle, and lowest evaluations. The verbal instructional patterns and classroom climates of these three groups are compared. Several significant findings are reported.