ERIC Number: EJ812619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary School Students' Perceptions of Teacher-Student Interaction and Students' Attitudes towards Project Work
Quek, Choon-Lang; Wong, Angela F. L.; Divaharan, Shanti; Liu, Woon-Chia; Peer, Jarina; Williams, Michael D.
Learning Environments Research, v10 n3 p177-187 Oct 2007
Project work (PW) provides one of the pathways for students' self-inquiry learning and collaboration in Singapore schools. In this context, PW teachers function as facilitators. This study investigated quantitatively how a group of 270 secondary-school students (aged 14 years) perceived their seven PW teacher-facilitators' face-to-face interactions with students based on the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI), and whether their perceptions of teacher-student interaction during PW classrooms were related with their attitudes towards PW learning as a whole. Seven out of eight QTI scales were associated with Enjoyment of Project Work Lessons and two QTI scales were associated with Attitude to Inquiry in Project Work. The findings are discussed in terms of how teachers who function as facilitators can translate their interpersonal behaviours into effective teaching strategies for communicating with students and facilitating students' learning in PW classrooms.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Projects, Teacher Effectiveness, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction