Conceptual or experience based learning of teachers

H.H. Tillema, R. de Jong, Ch. Matthijssen

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the results of a field experiment, in which a variation in the didactical arrangement of a training course for teachers was investigated. It was hypothesized that a conceptually oriented training program, consisting of certain training components, would benefit teachers most. The theoretical background of the hypothesis is discussed. The impact of the variation on teachers' knowledge, perception of competence and performance was assessed. The results show clear support for the hypothesis on measures related to knowledge and perception of competence, but not on those related to performance or actual competence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)165-172
    Number of pages8
    JournalTeaching and teacher education
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1990

    Keywords

    • METIS-134975

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