ERIC Number: ED194521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
The Relationships of Selected Dimensions of Teacher Performance with Student Engagement.
Tobin, Kenneth G.; Capie, William
Six variables have a significant effect on student engagement rates in middle school science activities: (1) teacher wait-time; (2) quality of teacher questioning; (3) cognitive level of teacher behavior; (4) classroom management; (5) student formal reasoning ability; and (6) student locus of control. Data suggest the importance of formal reasoning ability and locus of control as student attributes that affect engagement. Engagement rates appear to be enhanced when teacher questions are relevant, clear, and focused at a variety of cognitive levels. Higher rates of student engagement are associated with higher measures of classroom management and teaching behaviors that are at a higher cognitive level. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Ability, Conceptual Tempo, Feedback, Interaction, Junior High School Students, Learning Processes, Locus of Control, Questioning Techniques, Secondary Education, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November, 1980). For related document, see SP 017 088.