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Vennix, Johanna; den Brok, Perry; Taconis, Ruurd – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The present study investigated outreach activities, developed by STEM-based companies or universities in co-creation with secondary education with the aim to inform students about and motivate them for a career in STEM by connecting the work-context with school-science. Although many of such activities are being offered, little is known about…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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den Brok, Perry; Telli, Sibel; Cakiroglu, Jale; Taconis, Ruurd; Tekkaya, Ceren – Learning Environments Research, 2010
The purposes of this study were to examine how Turkish students perceived their biology classroom environment, how their perceptions compared to those of students in other countries, and what classroom learning environment profiles could be discerned in Turkish high school biology classrooms. Data were gathered from 1,474 high school students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Maulana, Ridwan; Opdenakker, Marie-Christine; den Brok, Perry – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teaching is undoubtedly complex and the complexity of classroom practice implies that the structure of lessons making up teaching may differ and subject to change over time. The aims of this study were to investigate changes in observed lesson structure, and explore the effects of several teacher and contextual characteristics on differences in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Instructional Design
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Tielman, Kennedy; den Brok, Perry; Bolhuis, Sanneke; Vallejo, Bertha – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
This research presents a descriptive study regarding collaborative learning in a multicultural classroom at a vocational education school in The Netherlands. The study bridges two domains of research: research on culturally diverse learning environments--which has mostly concerned primary and general secondary education--and studies on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Differences
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Bent, Gert Jan; Bakx, Anouke; den Brok, Perry – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
This study was carried out to investigate the primary education teachers' self-efficacy regarding geography education, their beliefs regarding the classroom learning environment, and how these beliefs were related to each other and to teachers' background characteristics. Questionnaire data were collected from 489 Dutch primary school teachers.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Geography Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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Fisher, Darrell; den Brok, Perry; Waldrip, Bruce; Dorman, Jeffrey – Learning Environments Research, 2011
This study reports the first development in Australia of primary science teacher typologies of teacher-student interpersonal behaviour, which was measured by students' perceptions using the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI). Earlier work with the QTI in The Netherlands has revealed eight different interpersonal styles, which were later…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis
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van der Want, Anna C.; den Brok, Perry; Beijaard, Douwe; Brekelmans, Mieke; Claessens, Luce C. A.; Pennings, Helena J. M. – Research Papers in Education, 2018
Interpersonal relationships between teachers and students play a crucial role in teachers' professional identity, yet have hardly been focused on in research. This study aimed to explore teachers' interpersonal role identity over time by focusing on teachers' appraisals of classroom situations and the relation with their interpersonal identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Bent, Gert Jan; Bakx, Anouke; den Brok, Perry – Journal of Geography, 2014
Concerns about the decreasing quality of geography education within primary schools can be linked to a decrease of time spent on geography education and, for example, to low achievement on national or school-specific tests. Learning outcomes for geography stay behind in relation to what experts believe that pupils should perform. Results indicate…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Geography, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Wubbels, Theo; den Brok, Perry; Veldman, Ietje; van Tartwijk, Jan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2006
In the Netherlands, as in many European countries, classrooms display a growing cultural diversity. There are only very limited empirically supported data on the interpersonal competence teachers need in Dutch classrooms and studies from other countries cannot be generalized because of differences in the composition of the student population. This…
Descriptors: Cues, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
den Brok, Perry; Fisher, Darrell; Koul, Rekha – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2005
This study focuses on the relationship between teacher-student interpersonal behaviour and students' attitudes toward science. To investigate this relationship, student perception data have been gathered with 1021 secondary science students, located in 31 classes in Kashmir, India. Teacher interpersonal behaviour was conceptualised in terms of two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Influence, Teacher Background, Proximity
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Telli, Sibel; den Brok, Perry; Cakiroglu, Jale – Learning Environments Research, 2007
The purpose of the study was to investigate the reliability and validity of a Turkish adaptation of an existing instrument for measuring teacher interpersonal behaviour. The Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) maps teacher behaviour in terms of two dimensions: Influence (Dominance-Submission) and Proximity (Cooperation-Opposition). A sample…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Toenders, Frank G. C.; de Putter-Smits, Lesley G. A.; Sanders, Wendy T. M.; den Brok, Perry – Physics Education, 2017
When visually impaired students attend regular high school, additional materials are necessary to help them understand physics concepts. The time for teachers to develop teaching materials for such students is scarce. Visually impaired students in regular high school physics classes often use a braille version of the physics textbook. Previously,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Visual Impairments, High School Students
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van Tartwijk, Jan; den Brok, Perry; Veldman, Ietje; Wubbels, Theo – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
Creating a positive working atmosphere in the classroom is the first concern of many student and beginning teachers in secondary education. Teaching in multicultural classrooms provides additional challenges for these teachers. This study identified shared practical knowledge about classroom management strategies of teachers who were successful in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Secondary Education
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van der Want, Anna C.; den Brok, Perry; Beijaard, Douwe; Brekelmans, Mieke; Claessens, Luce C. A.; Pennings, Helena J. M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This article investigates the link between teachers' appraisal of specific interpersonal situations in classrooms and their more general interpersonal identity standard, which together form their interpersonal role identity. Using semi-structured and video-stimulated interviews, data on teachers' appraisals and interpersonal identity standards…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Professional Identity, Semi Structured Interviews, Standards
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Vaessen, Bram E.; van den Beemt, Antoine; van de Watering, Gerard; van Meeuwen, Ludo W.; Lemmens, Lex; den Brok, Perry – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
This pilot study measures university students' perceptions of graded frequent assessments in an obligatory statistics course using a novel questionnaire. Relations between perceptions of frequent assessments, intrinsic motivation and grades were also investigated. A factor analysis of the questionnaire revealed four factors, which were labelled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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