Fostering teacher learning in VET colleges: Do leadership and teamwork matter?

Arnoud Oude Groote Beverborg, P.J.C. Sleegers, Klaas van Veen

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Abstract

This study explores teacher learning in Vocational Education and Training colleges, combining organizational and psychological factors, such as transformational leadership, teamwork, and self-efficacy. 447 teachers participated in a survey study. Multilevel structural equation modeling was used to test 7 hypotheses derived from previous research. The results show that transformational leadership has direct and indirect effects on teacher learning as mediated by teamwork processes. Moreover, the impact of teamwork processes on teacher learning was mediated by self-efficacy. The study contributes to research on workplace learning by giving insight into the role organizational and psychological factors play in stimulating teacher learning
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-33
JournalTeaching and teacher education
Volume48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • METIS-310275
  • IR-95554

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