ERIC Number: EJ1138254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Authentic Teachers: Student Criteria Perceiving Authenticity of Teachers
De Bruyckere, Pedro; Kirschner, Paul A.
Cogent Education, v3 n1 Article 1247609 2016
Authenticity is seen by many as a key for good learning and education. There is talk of authentic instruction, authentic learning, authentic problems, authentic assessment, authentic tools and authentic teachers. The problem is that while authenticity is an often-used adjective describing almost all aspects of teaching and learning, the concept itself is not very well researched. This qualitative study examines--based on data collected via interviews and focus groups--which criteria students in secondary education use when determining if their teachers are authentic. It yielded four criteria learners use: Expertise, Passion, Unicity and Distance.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Evaluation Criteria, Secondary School Students, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups, Expertise, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship, Phenomenology, Grounded Theory, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium