publication . Article . 2017

The Role of Structured Observation in Studying Teachers` Beliefs about Classroom Teaching and Learning

Sántha Kálmán;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: PedActa (issn: 2248-3527, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Babes-Bolyai University
Abstract
This paper can be categorized as a qualitative research concerned with analysing teachers’ beliefs. The starting point is that beliefs are generally cognitive, they are present deeply hidden in teachers’ personalities, and they have an effect on their activities. The aim of this research is to explore the beliefs about classroom teaching and learning of teachers serving for a various number of years in primary schools (N=18). As an example of methodological triangulation, the study was based on structured observation and reflective diaries. The results were obtained using 34 sub-categories of 9 main categories, and 88 parameters therein. On the basis of the resu...
Subjects
free text keywords: beliefs, qualitative research, reflective diaries, structured observation, Education (General), L7-991
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