Search results for: Beliefs
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Factors Influencing Teaching Choice, Professional Plans about Teaching, and Future Time Perspective: A Mediational Analysis
The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating role of prospective English teachers’ future time perspectives in relation to their motivations for teaching, beliefs about the profession, career choice satisfaction, and professional plans.
Updated: Apr. 04, 2011
The current article reports a self-study that used a model of core reﬂection to examine the identity and practices of two teacher educators. The self-study presented in this article was undertaken at Victoria, Australia during the ﬁrst semester of 2008. During three sessions of core reﬂection the authors examined the experiences of one of the participants in relation to her teaching ideals, perceived difﬁculties or obstacles to achieving these ideals, and sense of self as a teacher educator. The ﬁndings from this self-study suggested that the core reﬂection model was a valuable tool for the participants in seeking to understand their practice and to improve their pedagogy, and in turn, to improve their students’ learning in teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2011
This article examines the author’s three-year journey developing a personal pedagogy of teacher education. As an autobiographical self-study, nodal moments are revealed that raise and reflect the tensions the author experienced and the challenges the author encountered. The author argues that teacher educators, particularly those teaching part time, need to be supported in learning how to facilitate identification of their own and teacher candidates’ beliefs about teaching.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2010
Investigating Teachers' Educational Beliefs in Chinese Primary Schools: Socioeconomic and Geographical Perspectives
This empirical study investigates the nature of and profiles in primary teachers' educational beliefs in the Chinese educational settings. A survey of 820 primary school teachers was conducted. Results show that gender and subject domain affect traditional educational beliefs. Significant differences appear considering economic and geographical context variables.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
Pedagogical Beliefs, Activity Choice and Structure, and Adult–Child Interaction in Nursery Classrooms
A qualitative analysis of four cooking activities undertaken in two nursery classes reveals relationships between the adults' pedagogical beliefs, the choice and structuring of activities, and the nature of adult–child participation. Analysis of the data reveals a dichotomy in the cooking activity choices made by the adults between baking recipes which required a high level of adult control, and other cooking activities which required minimal adult intervention.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
Examining the Unexpected Sophistication of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about the Relational Dimensions of Teaching
Research on preservice teachers’ beliefs about professional teaching capabilities indicates strong attention to the relational dimension. In this article, the author positions preservice teachers’ attention to teacher–student relationships as a form of professional knowledge.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2009
The major aim of this study is to expose attitudes, ideas, beliefs, feelings, and insights that veteran theatre teachers may have experienced in referring to their work, to their life career, and to their own selves. Analyzing the musings of experienced theatre teachers is a way to discover that there are identifiable parameters involved in the formulation of an experienced teacher's identity. Studying the identity of veteran theatre teachers is assigned, in this respect, to the role they play in the 'game' of teaching.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2009
This article describes a journey of exploration in which the author takes a hitherto unexamined aspect of her teaching practice, the use of disruption, and subject it to interrogation. The journey is an exercise in auto-ethnographic research in that the author is her own subject, located within the context of the classroom. Her purpose is to surface the beliefs that underpin this pedagogic strategy and to locate it within theories of teaching and learning in higher education.
Updated: Nov. 25, 2009
Grappling with Classroom Management: The Orientations of Preservice Teachers and Impact of Student Teaching
This study examined the beliefs about classroom management that preservice teachers developed during their university coursework. It also examined whether those beliefs changed as a result of their student teaching experiences. 71 preservice teachers participated in the study. Results indicated preservice teachers demonstrated inconsistent beliefs with regard to philosophies of classroom management developed as part of university coursework.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2009
The authors explored the beliefs of teacher candidates, from various levels of training, regarding the effectiveness of potential interventions for childhood disorders. They were primarily interested in participants’ responses to three categories of interventions: (a) evidence-based, (b) controversial, and (c) primarily anecdotal. 351 Students from three educational levels participated in this study. The authors found that the participants’ endorsement levels across three types of disorders (autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD], and dyslexia) varied but not in a consistent manner, with only a few noticeable trends across interventions.
Updated: May. 13, 2009