Toward a Model of Explaining Teachers’ Innovative Behavior: A Literature Review

Sep. 01, 2015

Source: Review of Educational Research, Volume 85, Issue 3, September 2015

Innovative behavior can be described as a process in which new ideas are generated, created, developed, applied, promoted, realized, and modified by employees to benefit role performance. However, little research has been conducted that explores teacher innovative behavior and which factors influence this behavior or what effects can be achieved through such behavior.
In this systematic literature review, the authors develop a preliminary model of factors that enhance innovative behavior in educational organizations.

Similar to findings of studies in other human behavior fields, self-efficacy plays an important role as well as a variety of individual and environmental factors. Based on this review, the authors urge for more systematic research on teacher innovative behavior to enhance the future quality of education.

Updated: Mar. 27, 2017