Dear NEPS Community:
In the teacher questionnaire of the SC2 -wave 3, there are several questions on teacher orientation:
a) It is better when the teacher - and not the students - decides what needs to be done. e22680a Scheme ( 4 )
b) My role as a teacher is to make it easier for the students to investigate and explore things. e22680b Scheme ( 4 )
c) Students will learn best when they try to find solutions to problems independently. e22680c Scheme ( 4 )
d) Classes should be based on problems with clear-cut and correct answers as well as on concepts that are quickly understood by the students. e22680d Scheme ( 4 )
e) The question of how much students will learn depends on their background knowledge - therefore the teaching of facts is vital. e22680e Scheme ( 4 )
f) Students should be given the possibility to reflect on solutions themselves before the teacher shows the approach to the solution. e22680f Scheme ( 4 )
g) Quietness in the classroom is absolutely necessary for effective learning. e22680g Scheme ( 4 )
h) Thinking and reasoning processes are more important than specific content of the syllabus. e22680h Scheme ( 4 )
I am wondering if these questions are connected to a specific pedagogical/educational concept or instrument? I have not found any information on the NEPSplorer.
Does anybody know if these questions have been used to build any specific index on teacher constructivist orientation/beliefs?
Thanks for your help!