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Rotidi, Georgia; Collins, John B.; Karalis, Thanassis; Lavidas, Konstantinos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This study examined the relationship between different views of teaching and dimensions that differentiate academic disciplines. A total of 114 academics within Greece and 127 academics from similar disciplines but other countries were compared using the Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI). Distinctions among disciplines for both groups were…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Intellectual Disciplines
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Collins, John B.; Pratt, Daniel D. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2011
The Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI) measures teachers' profiles on five contrasting views of what it means "to teach." The inventory can be used in aiding self-reflection, developing statements of teaching philosophy, engendering conversations about teaching, and recognizing legitimate variations on excellence in teaching. Available at…
Descriptors: Validity, Teacher Attitudes, Reliability, Teaching (Occupation)
Jarvis-Selinger, Sandra; Pratt, Dan D.; Collins, John B. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
Teacher education programs challenge students' beliefs about teaching and learning in hope of creating a pedagogical awareness that will inform teaching practices and guide the professional transformation from student to teacher. The process of becoming a teacher is referred to variously as teacher development, professional growth and development,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Thornton, James E.; Collins, John B.; Birren, James E.; Svensson, Cheryl – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2011
The developmental exchange is a central feature of social development, interpersonal dynamics, situated learning, and personal transformation. It is the enabling process in Guided Autobiography (GAB) settings that promotes the achievement of personal goals and group accomplishments. Nevertheless, these exchanges are embedded in the GAB structures…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Social Development, Self Concept, Socialization
Jarvis-Selinger, Sandra; Collins, John B; Pratt, Daniel D. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
Factors that influence the process of a teacher's development are only partially understood. Some researchers have shown that students enter preservice education programs believing that good teaching is highly related to their knowledge and their ability to convey that knowledge to others. It is also expected that students entering teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Majors (Students), Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Clarke, Anthony; Collins, John B. – Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 2004
This study explores Carl Glickman's widely used Supervisory Belief Inventory (SBI). The inventory is presented in his text Supervision of Instruction: A Developmental Approach. The text suggests that the inventory is able to discern with some accuracy a teacher's or administrator's preference for one of three supervisory approaches--directive,…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Supervisory Methods, Cooperating Teachers, Supervisors
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Boshier, Rogier; Collins, John B. – Adult Education Quarterly, 1985
In this study, Education Participation Scale data from 13,442 learners in Africa, Asia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States were combined and subjected to a cluster analysis designed to examine the extent to which Houle's typology fitted the phenomenological reality that exists within adult education participants. Results are described.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Classification
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Pickard, Lynette; Collins, John B. – Educational Gerontology, 1982
Found that senior citizens in a residential setting with in-house nursing services emphasizing health education had significantly greater health knowledge and behaviors than those in residences receiving traditional nursing services. All study participants reported having obtained health information in an individual (rather than a group) setting.…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Health Services
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Pratt, Daniel D.; Collins, John B.; Arseneau, Ric – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2001
Longitudinal research identified five perspectives of good teaching: transmission, developmental, apprenticeship, nurturing, and social reform. Continuing medical education examples, key beliefs, primary responsibilities, typical strategies, and challenges were identified for each perspective. (Contains 19 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Instructional Effectiveness, Medical Education, Professional Continuing Education