Preservice teachers' prior beliefs: Transforming obstacles into opportunities
Teaching and Teacher Education
Prospective teachers have well-developed beliefs about learning and teaching that can form obstacles to instruction. We identify a set of beliefs held by preservice teachers and describe how we took these beliefs into account when teaching a course in educational psychology. We asked preservice teachers to define learning and teaching before and after taking the course, and to describe how their beliefs had changed as a result of taking it. This study suggests that targeting preservice teachers' prior beliefs in instruction has a significant impact on their beliefs about learning and teaching. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Joram, Elana and Gabriele, Anthony J., "Preservice teachers' prior beliefs: Transforming obstacles into opportunities" (1998). Faculty Publications. 3926.