Search results for: Personality traits
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This article explores pre-service teachers’ expectations of their future teaching career, in particular concerning teacher– student interrelations. The author argues that teacher altruistic and narcissistic classroom expectations may help in predicting teachers’ student control ideology. He argues that humanistic control emphasizes the prominence of the student as an individual and the significance of creating an atmosphere in the classroom, in which students’ needs are satisfied. In contrast, custodial control obligates students to incontrovertibly accept their teachers’ decisions and directions of thought and action. Hence, teachers who espouse custodial control do not try to understand their students’ behavior or take it into account, as do teachers who espouse humanistic control, and view breaches of discipline by the students as absence of motivation or non-compliance to their demands as a personal affront.
Updated: Nov. 22, 2018
This article aims to explore the differences between first-year and fifth-year student teachers on a number of personality and motivational variables that are indicative of their approaches to learning. The findings reveal that first-year and final-year student teachers differ on a number of variables relevant for their academic performance during teacher studies. The authors found that final-year student teachers displayed more conscientiousness, self-efficacy for learning and performance and had higher academic and problem-solving self-concepts than first-year student teachers.
Updated: Nov. 22, 2018
Pre-Service Teachers: Dispositional Traits, Emotional States, and Quality of Teacher-Student Interactions
This study aims to better understand the dispositional traits and emotional states of pre-service teachers and the association between these attributes and the effectiveness of their interactions with students. The authors examine two dispositional traits that hold particular promise: personality and adult attachment style. They also examine three emotional states: depression, anxiety, and stress. The findings of this study offer a new understanding of the importance of gauging pre-service teachers’ personalities and emotions. Overall, pre-service teachers in this study reported positive personality traits and emotions. Given that individuals in teacher education programs may have different personalities and emotional states than their same-age peers, teacher educators should be attuned to the unique qualities of the individuals they prepare for the classroom.
Updated: Mar. 27, 2017
Big Five Personality Traits as Predictors of the Academic Success of University and College Students in Early Childhood Education
This study investigated the effects of the Big Five personality traits on academic success as measured by the final grade and study satisfaction of college and university students in early childhood education in Germany. As expected, students with higher conscientiousness also had better college and university GPAs. The findings indicated that conscientiousness corresponded with better GPAs for college and university students in early childhood education. Furthermore, school-leaving GPA was quite a good predictor of college and university GPA in this study of early childhood education. In addition, higher conscientiousness was associated with higher study satisfaction but only for college students.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2016
Actors and Act-ers: Enhancing Inclusion and Diversity in Teaching and Teacher Education through the Validation of Quiet Teaching
The goals of this article are two-fold: (1) the authors will attempt to clarify the elusive concept of personality within the context of teaching and challenge commonly held assumptions of a “quiet” or introverted person; (2) the authors will explore ways for teacher educators to validate the abilities of student teachers who seem quiet. The authors will gain insights from those with “quiet voices”, that is, the student teachers, teachers, administrators, and teacher educators themselves who have addressed their own issues of quietness within the context of teaching.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
This article illuminates the value of conceptualizing the desirable dispositions of the teacher as virtues through distinguishing such dispositions-as-virtues from other dispositions and from personality traits. Dispositions as virtues are qualities achieved by the individual’s initiative, in the face of obstacles, and are intrinsically motivated. The article describes dispositions under the three categories of character, intellect, and care. Finally, the article argues that student teachers can then create self-assessment protocols for each disposition-as-virtue to enhance understanding and professional growth.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2009
The paper explores the role that professional experiences (practicum) can play in building resilience in pre-service teachers. In particular it focuses on a learning communities model of professional experience. This model puts its emphasis on relationships and pays attention to the complex and dynamic interactions between individuals and their ‘student teaching’ contexts.
Updated: Jun. 08, 2009
The purpose of this study is to identify the predicting factors that distinguish teacher education graduates with a low level from those with a high level of teaching commitment. The results suggest that graduates with a low level of teaching commitment can be reliably distinguished from graduates with a high level of commitment by the personality factor ‘conscientiousness’, the type of teacher training, their initial motivation for teaching, their views of their teacher education (in terms of preparation for teaching, faculty support and mentor support) and their teacher efficacy.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2009