eCite Digital Repository

Changing from a traditional approach to learning: teachers’ perceptions of introducing WebQuests into mathematics and science classrooms in Qatar

Citation

Murphy, C and Abu-Tineh, A and Calder, N and Mansour, N, Changing from a traditional approach to learning: teachers' perceptions of introducing WebQuests into mathematics and science classrooms in Qatar, Teachers and Curriculum, 19, (1) pp. 9-16. ISSN 2382-0349 (2019) [Refereed Article]


Preview
PDF
585Kb
  

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2019 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

DOI: doi:10.15663/tandc.v19i1.333

Abstract

Several studies have identified stress factors that teachers might experience in changing from a traditional approach to a more student-centred inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach. In this study, we report on teachers’ perceptions following professional development (PD) that introduced WebQuests as a didactic tool alongside ongoing classroom support into Qatari mathematics and science classrooms with students grades 4 to 8. The findings suggested that the use of WebQuests as a didactic tool provided a structure for many teachers that supported a change in teaching towards a student-oriented approach. Nevertheless, some stress factors remained, in relation to control of learning, managing time and classroom behaviour and the integration of IT.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:inquiry-based learning, teacher perspectives, professional development, STEM
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Murphy, C (Dr Carol Murphy)
ID Code:134025
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-07-22
Last Modified:2019-08-08
Downloads:0

Repository Staff Only: item control page