Identifying exemplary science teachers through their classroom interactions with students

Waldrip, Bruce and Fisher, Darrell L. (2003) Identifying exemplary science teachers through their classroom interactions with students. Learning Environments Research, 6 (2). pp. 157-174. ISSN 1387-1579


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The purpose of the study described in this paper was to use the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) to identify and describe exemplary science teachers. With a sample of over 493 science students, the reliability of the QTI scales ranged from 0.69–0.87. The exemplary teachers were identified as those whose students' perceptions were more than one standard deviation above the mean on the scales of Leadership, Helping/Friendly, and Understanding and more than one standard deviation below the mean on the Uncertain, Dissatisfied and Admonishing scales. The construct validity of the QTI to identify these exemplary teachers was confirmed through interviews with students and these views are reported in the article.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version, deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2008 04:57
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: exemplary teacher, science, secondary, classroom interaction
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1023/A:1024991019271

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