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ERIC Number: EJ1205613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Looking in the Heads of Experienced Teachers -- Do They Use the Wide Range of Principles of Effective Teaching When Analysing Lessons?
Plöger, Wilfried; Krepf, Matthias; Scholl, Daniel; Seifert, Andreas
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v44 n1 Article 2 p21-35 Jan 2019
This study aimed to examine whether principles of effective teaching constitute essential criteria for a systematic and successful analysis of lessons. After watching a video of a complete lesson, the participants (each of nine experienced and pre-service teachers) were asked to analyse this lesson in terms of effectiveness for pupils' learning in the form of an open dialogue. Their comments were analysed by means of a qualitative content analysis and revealed that the experienced teachers independently used the wide range of principles of effective teaching and differed significantly from the pre-service teachers in this regard. Particularly striking were the large differences in the activation of knowledge about these five principles: goal orientation, relating cognitive activities to prior knowledge, classroom climate/learning atmosphere, clarity, and using appropriate examples. These differences point to specific development tasks, in order to improve the analytical skills of student teachers within teacher education.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
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: Germany