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ERIC Number: EJ1142401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Teachers' Conceptions of Effective Teaching and Their Teaching Practices: A Mixed-Method Approach
Tavakoli, Mansoor; Baniasad-Azad, Somayeh
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v23 n6 p674-688 2017
This study investigated Iranian high school teachers' conceptions of effective teaching and examined the relationship of those conceptions to their teaching practices. The authors tried to achieve the purpose through questionnaires, observation, and interview. These teachers identified "being student-focused" and "being exam-oriented" as the most important indicators of effectiveness. "Encouraging the students' involvement in learning," "being exam-oriented," and "using the novelty of methods" were identified as the most common teaching practices. A high consistency between the teachers' conception of effective teaching and their corresponding teaching practices was observed. Interview and observation confirmed the results of the survey. Implications for teacher professional development, teaching standards, and teacher improvement are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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