ERIC Number: EJ1078391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 107
Student Teachers' Participation in Learning Activities and Effective Teaching Behaviours
de Vries, Siebrich; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.
European Journal of Teacher Education, v38 n4 p460-483 2015
Teacher learning is essential to the teaching profession, because it has been strongly linked to improved teaching practices and teacher quality. The source for teacher learning is initial teacher education, a crucial phase in the learning-to-teach continuum. To gain insight into this influential period for student teachers' long-term professional lives, this exploratory study investigates student teachers' participation in learning activities and explores whether it is connected to their own effective teaching behaviours in a school-based teacher education setting for secondary education in the Netherlands. The results indicate that student teachers vary in their self-reported learning and that this learning relates positively to observations of their effective teaching behaviour. These findings have several implications for teacher education programmes that aim to enhance the likelihood that their student teachers will become career-long learning professionals.
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior, Learning Activities, Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Students, Career Development, Longitudinal Studies, Profiles, Structural Equation Models
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands