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ERIC Number: ED448120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching Recipes and Mixed Patterns of Justification: Some Findings of Teachers' Pedagogical Thinking.
Jyrhama, Riitta
This study examined the justifications that Finnish student teacher supervisors gave regarding their advice and guidelines used in teaching practice, referring to the advice as teaching recipes. Both supervisors and student teachers were asked for information on justifications. Justifications were collected via questionnaires and interviews over one academic year during different phases of student teaching. Respondents were asked to describe recipes they had used themselves or had observed being used. They were also asked if the teaching recipes had been justified and what purposes were involved in the supervisory process. Recipes, advice, and guidelines were commonly used, although respondents tended to deny the fact at first. The justifications noted by supervisors were either rational and intuitive or a combination of both. About 65 percent of student teachers said that the advice and guidelines they had received were very useful, and 25 percent said they were useful to varying degrees. Thoroughness and accuracy of supervision and the expression of positive aspects contributed to making students' attitudes toward the recipes positive. Students considered recipes more useful if they were clearly tied to students' personalities and if they directly related to how students acted. (Contains 40 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland