A study of the influences on middle years teachers’ pedagogical decision making

Burridge, Peter R (2010) A study of the influences on middle years teachers’ pedagogical decision making. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


This study contributes to the understanding of the pedagogical choice of secondary school middle years teachers. The findings support the past research which has reported adolescents having specific pedagogical needs and the difficulty schools have in changing established teaching and learning practices to meet those needs. Exploration of social processes and structural influences from this study reveal previously unacknowledged elements. These elements illuminate the enabling and inhibiting factors of pedagogical change and point to the school structures which can be developed to support successful change processes.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/16107
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Keywords pedagogical change, pedagogical choice, pedagogy, teaching, teaching methods, middle schooling, middle years, schools, education, organisational change, school organisation, school structure, educational change, social processes, adolescents, Victoria, Victorian schools
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