ERIC Number: EJ769448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers' Perspectives on Innovations: Implications for Educational Design
Konings, Karen D.; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v23 n6 p985-997 Aug 2007
Educational designers often develop a "powerful learning environment" that is subsequently implemented by teachers. Due to a lack of cooperation with teachers they may receive limited feedback on the quality of their design and the way it is implemented. This study focuses on teachers' perceptions of a Dutch innovative learning environment called the "Second Phase", as well as their desires and their dis/satisfaction with this environment. The results show that teachers are reserved about student autonomy and productive learning. Perceptions and desires are related to their individual approaches to teaching. The findings provide useful feedback for designers and a starting point to intensify their cooperation with teachers.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Environment, Cooperation, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Design, Learner Controlled Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Secondary Education, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands