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Changing primary students' perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviours in science


Waldrip, B and Reene, P and Fisher, D and Dorman, J, Changing primary students' perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviours in science, Research in Science Education, 38, (2) pp. 213-235. ISSN 1387-1579 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s11165-007-9045-x


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 12 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. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Primary education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Waldrip, B (Professor Bruce Waldrip)
ID Code:94569
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-09-11
Last Modified:2014-11-25

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