An instrument to elicit teachers' beliefs and assumptions

Resource type
Journal Article
Author/contributor
Title
An instrument to elicit teachers' beliefs and assumptions
Abstract
Teachers' beliefs influence the acceptance and uptake of new approaches, techniques, and activities, and therefore play an important part in teacher development. Consequently, trainers running teacher education courses should consider encouraging participants to think about their personal beliefs and theories about teaching before providing input. This article proposes the use of an instrument designed to elicit teachers' beliefs based on Kelly's (1969) theory of personal constructs, using an adapted version of his repertory grid technique.
Publication
ELT Journal
Volume
57
Issue
4
Pages
344-351
Date
October 1, 2003
Journal Abbr
ELT Journal
ISSN
0951-0893
Accessed
10/06/2021, 11:46
Library Catalog
Silverchair
Citation
Donaghue, H. (2003). An instrument to elicit teachers’ beliefs and assumptions. ELT Journal, 57(4), 344–351. https://doi.org/10.1093/elt/57.4.344