The development of primary and secondary pre-service teachers' beliefs about constructivist and transmission-oriented teaching

Abstract : Introduction Recent literature contrasts constructivist and transmissive teaching approaches. Current teacher education programs consider constructivist teaching as the best way to enhance students learning. Objective This paper examines whether pre-service teachers do the same: contrast constructivist and transmissive teaching approaches and rate constructivism as superior for learning gains. Method We drew on several assessment tools from the English-and German language educational literature. From these, we extracted items which we translated into French and submitted to 228 pre-service teachers. They had to provide their degree of agreement on a 6 point Likert scale. Results Factor analysis show a good model fit. Results reveal that pre-service teachers' beliefs are less split than what the educational literature suggests and that support for constructivism depends on the teacher education program. Conclusion As constructivist and transmissive orientations coexist in pre-service teachers' minds, implications for research and teacher education are discussed.
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Philippe Wanlin, Holli Schauber. The development of primary and secondary pre-service teachers' beliefs about constructivist and transmission-oriented teaching. 2019. ⟨hal-02269686⟩

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