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Teachers do not make mistakes?

Two explorative case studies ; relationships between biographical aspects, thinking and behavioral patterns and experiences in classes ; first results of a qualitative study on the aspect of dealing with mistakes

Apelojg, Benjamin

This article provides some insights into the complex relationships between thinking and behavioral patterns, biographical aspects and teaching style. The data was analyzed in the Grounded Theory tradition and with the help of ATLAS.ti. The results presented here offer preliminary findings only since the research is still ongoing. The focus is on the ways teachers deal with mistakes. Based on two case examples, it will be shown how the fear of making mistakes can lead to teacher-centered lessons, and thereby limiting pupils' possibilities to learn autonomously.
Published in: ATLAS.ti User Conference 2015 – qualitative data analysis and beyond, Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Published by ISBN 978-3-7983-2822-8