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‘Teach as You Preach’: The Effects of Student-Centred versus Lecture-Based Teaching on Student Teachers’ Approaches to Teaching
This study explores the effects of teaching and learning environments on student teachers’ approaches to teaching. The study also compares a lecture-based setting to a student-activating teaching environment. The participants were 852 Flemish students, who were in their first year of the elementary teacher training programme. Results confirm the hypothesis tested only for the increasing conceptual change/student-focused teaching approach, but not in the direction of decreasing information transmission/teacher-focused approaches to teaching. Moreover, the present study proves the majority of students in teacher education to be reflective, critical persons with the best intentions for their pupils.
Updated: Jul. 25, 2010
Hands-on experiences are fundamental and need to be positive for student teachers' preferences of assessment methods. That is the result of a study conducted on a course of child development within the first year of elementary teacher education program. The study which utilized questionnaires was linked to four assessment methods: portfolio, case-based, peer assessment and multiple-choice evaluations. Data was gathered during three points of measurements. Results show an initial negative response to unknown assessment methods, but as students became familiar, their preferences changed positively.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2008