Changing primary students' perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviours in science

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Waldrip, B., Reene, Paula, Fisher, Darrell and Dorman, Jeff. 2008. "Changing primary students' perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviours in science." Research in Science Education. 38 (2), pp. 213-235. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-007-9045-x
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Changing primary students' perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviours in science

ERA Journal ID20613
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsWaldrip, B. (Author), Reene, Paula (Author), Fisher, Darrell (Author) and Dorman, Jeff (Author)
Journal TitleResearch in Science Education
Journal Citation38 (2), pp. 213-235
Number of Pages23
Year2008
Place of PublicationDordrecht, Netherlands
ISSN0157-244X
1573-1898
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-007-9045-x
Web Address (URL)http://www.springerlink.com/content/l428285p535h/?p=9cb11644151945929e144bd9daf60f66&pi=3
Abstract

The paper reports on part of a large-scale study aimed at examining students’ perceptions of teacher–student interactions. This paper will report on a study utilising mixed methodology in Queensland primary classrooms. After the students’ perceptions were established, the teachers, through a consultative process, developed strategies to change the students’ perceptions of their classroom over a 3 month period. The paper reports on what strategies these teachers utilised and what changes in students’ perceptions resulted. The classroom teachers were interviewed about the change in students’ perceptions, what changes they had sought to promote in their classrooms, and what they felt had been achieved in their classrooms. The study found that students were able to articulate what changes the teacher had implemented, what their reaction was to these changes and their perception of the classroom environment as a result of these implemented strategies.

Keywordslearning environment; change; perception; student; primary; elementary
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
390304. Primary education
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Australian Catholic University
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