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Case studies of excellent science teachers – factors influencing their beliefs and professional practice

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posted on 20.07.2020 by Joanne Burke
This qualitative study examined the beliefs and practices of three excellent secondary science teachers. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the teachers about their background, experiences and beliefs about teaching and learning science in the middle years (years 7-10). Lessons were observed and students interviewed to understand their perspectives on their teacher’s practice to establish factors involved in the development of their excellence. The results demonstrate that factors involved in the development of excellence are complex and requires consideration of the links between context, personal attributes and how teachers’ professional knowledge is developed and applied in practice.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Elizabeth Joan Tudball

Additional supervisor 1

Rebecca Cooper

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

Education

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

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