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ERIC Number: EJ926418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
The Concept of Coherency in Teaching: Forging an Idea from Professional Literature--A Case Analysis and a Discussion with Experts
Shoval, Ella; Talmor, Rachel; Kayam, Orly
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v24 n4 p397-417 2011
The purpose of this paper is to increase our understanding of the concept "coherency in teaching" as part of the search for a good teacher. The research was conducted in two stages. The first stage comprised class observations and interviews with a good teacher and with five of her students. The second stage comprised interviews with expert trainers of pre-service teachers. The paper exposes the concept of coherency in teaching gradually starting with a theoretical review, continues with a practical example, and ends with an analysis of the significance of coherency in teaching. The concept of coherency in teaching shows it is not sufficient to examine the qualities that make a teacher effective and good at teaching as separate components, but the way these components are linked to each other is also important and has the function of outlining teachers' constant search for adjustments while retaining their ability to teach. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel