Discovering the secret of excellent teaching by focusing on dispositions

E.J. Rohaan, M. Koopman, D. Beijaard

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    Abstract

    This study focused on the practical relevance of teacher dispositions. It is supposed that teacher dispositions could provide an entry to concretise the reconciliation of the professional and personal dimension of teaching. According to teachers and school leaders, a good teacher generally shows respectful, honest and positive behaviour towards his students. Furthermore, it was found that an accessible and a dedicated disposition were most commonly chosen by teachers as dispositions that fit them and their profession well. Their descriptions of dispositions could be divided into three categories: 1) interpersonal, 2) subject matter knowledge and pedagogical skills, and 3) moral.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationISATT 2013 conferenc : 16th biennial conference on teachers and teaching : July 1-5, 2013, Ghent, Belgium
    Place of PublicationGhent
    PublisherGhent University
    Pages144-144
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event16th Biennial Conference on Teachers and Teaching ISATT; 1-5 July 2013, Ghent, Belgium - Ghent, Belgium
    Duration: 1 Jul 20135 Jul 2013
    http://www.isatt2013.ugent.be/

    Conference

    Conference16th Biennial Conference on Teachers and Teaching ISATT; 1-5 July 2013, Ghent, Belgium
    Abbreviated titleISATT2013
    CountryBelgium
    CityGhent
    Period1/07/135/07/13
    Other16th Biennial Conference on Teachers and Teaching ISATT
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