ERIC Number: EJ1128153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
What Happens at the Lesson Start?
International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, v11 n1 p60-69 2016
Transitional periods, such as lesson starts, are necessary steps from one activity to another, but they also compete with time for actual learning. The aim of the present study was to replicate a previous pilot study on lesson starts and explore possible disturbances. In total, 130 lesson starts in Finnish basic education in grades 1-9 were studied using systematic observation performed by 79 preservice teachers. The results corresponded with a previous pilot study indicating that lesson starts were generally orderly and teachers used effective means to manage events. However, lessons started 5 min late on average. Male teachers were evaluated to have better classroom order than female teachers. Small effects were observed based on the gender of the student and the hour of the lesson. No association was found between disturbances in the classroom and the grade level, group size or presence of a classroom assistant.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Observation, Elementary School Students, Pilot Projects, Preservice Teachers, Correlation, Classroom Techniques, Time Management, Time on Task, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Time Factors (Learning)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland