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ERIC Number: EJ961941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Thai Physics Teachers' Conceptions about Teaching
Ladachart, Luecha
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v34 n2 p174-202 2011
This paper reports on a study that explored three Thai physics teachers' conceptions about teaching and their relation to the teachers' teaching practice. Naturalistic inquiry served as the research methodology in order to generate qualitative data through interviews with teachers, classroom observations and the collection of instructional materials. The data were analysed using a constant comparative method for each teacher. As a result of the analysis, this study identifies and describes a set of conceptions about teaching held by teachers. Some of these conceptions were apparently reflected in their teaching practice. The paper also discusses the development of the teachers' conceptions about teaching, with the aim of promoting a constructivist conception of teaching among teachers. (Contains 2 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand