Schoolteachers' Understanding of Research Methods for Educational Practice Schoolteachers' Understanding of Research Methods for Educational Practice

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Abstract

The authors conducted a questionnaire survey of the methods for educational practice research among schoolteachers. Consequently, we concluded that teachers trust the opinions of those close to them rather than opinions obtained from sources outside the school. With regard to educational practice research methods, the teachers had an understanding of both experiential and non-experiential methods and expressed a preference for experiential research methods. Moreover, it was found that belief based on practical knowledge considerably affects teachers' understanding of educational practice research. Therefore, it is suggested that it is difficult for researchers outside schools to introduce academic methods and theories for infrequent use in schools using a one-sided approach. Novice teachers tended to trust familiar ideas more, and in-service training adapted to the feature was needed.

Journal

  • Educational technology research

    Educational technology research 31(1-2), 161-172, 2008

    Japan Society for Educational Technology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007004881
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00174437
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    0387-7434
  • Data Source
    CJP  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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