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Changing teacher beliefs: moving towards constructionism

Girvan, Carina ORCID: 2015. Changing teacher beliefs: moving towards constructionism. Constructivist Foundations 10 (3) , pp. 298-299.

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Open peer commentary on the article “Beyond Technocentrism: Supporting Constructionism in the Classroom” by Karen Brennan. Upshot: If we are to move beyond technocentricism, we need not only to equip teachers with pedagogical approaches but to support a change in their beliefs, values and assumptions. While factors such as assessment practices and institutional norms can limit the impact of professional development by considering the ways in which teachers form their teacher-identity and the factors that can motivate change, we can begin to develop approaches to professional development that can have lasting impact on teachers and their learners.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 26 June 2015
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 01:00

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