What makes a good physics teacher? Views from the English stakeholder community
de Winter, James
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de Winter, J., & Airey, J. (2020). What makes a good physics teacher? Views from the English stakeholder community. Physics Education, 55 (1)https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6552/ab5215
When qualifying as a secondary school physics teacher in England, the statutory guidance is generic and very little subject-specific detail is offered. There is a lack of a clear, shared understanding of the subject-specific attributes that newly-qualified physics teachers are expected to have. This exploratory study reports the findings of a questionnaire that asked various stakeholders—including physics teachers, trainees and teacher trainers—to identify what they regard as the attributes of a ‘good’ physics teacher. From our analysis we present a set of attributes of a good physics teacher and consider how these may be grouped into themes that could provide a way to explore these expectations. We pay particular attention to the subject-specific, and consider how our findings align with the existing literature base.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6552/ab5215
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/301438
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