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ERIC Number: EJ1133404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2159-1474
The Role of Motivation and Understanding in the Change of Teaching Practices
Ostinelli, Giorgio
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, v7 n2 p111-128 2016
This is a reflection on a case of in-service teacher education. Two Swiss teachers, assisted by a change agent, were developing an innovative teaching approach, inspired by Wiggins & McTighe's methodology Understanding by Design (UbD). While one developed a real understanding and mastery of this approach--improving therefore his professional skills--the other did not. The analysis developed through the following pages tries to better understand why this happened. The situation is examined through the scrutiny of the relationship between teachers' motivation and their understanding of UbD, using a mixed methods methodology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland
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