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Title: Exploring different teaching pedagogies : a study in early primary classrooms
Authors: Abela, Mirka
Bonnici, Ariann
Scerri, Elaine
Keywords: Early years
Teaching strategies
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Teaching strategies are critical to the learning process. One can say that it gives life to the curriculum and determines what learning takes place. In this respect, we explored the aspects which are essential in making teaching effective and fruitful, leaving a positive impact on pupils in its wake. Literature was reviewed, observations were carried out, and questionnaires were distributed to get a better insight on the pedagogies teachers use and their effects and influences on the pupils. The study took place in one State College, observing nine primary teachers in the Early Year groups (Years 1, 2 and 3) over a span of three months. A questionnaire survey was conducted across all the Early Years primary teachers within the said college. We gathered information on six particular main areas. These were classroom environment, lesson overview, feedback and assessment, classroom interaction, classroom management, and catering for diversity. It became evident that there is a vast range of pedagogies one can utilise, however the study highlighted that to leave an impact on a pupil’s life it all boils down to the teachers ability to understand the unique needs and abilities of the pupils, being enthusiastic, dedicated and motivated towards the profession, as well as having the will power and determination to strive towards more success and knowledge. Such positive attitudes need to then be passed on to the pupils.
Description: M.PSY
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEdu - 2014

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