Wachob Publishes On K-12 Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices

Posted on 2/3/2015 7:51:26 AM

David Wachob, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, published an article titled “Teacher Beliefs and Practices about Learning: Discrepancies in the Field” in the upcoming issue of the International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum.

The article reports on his research that measured public school teachers’ beliefs about the learning process, and the extent that those beliefs drive instructional decisions in the classroom. The results found strong correlations between teachers’ beliefs about the learning process and their instructional strategies. Further analysis revealed significant differences in beliefs based on gender and instructional grade level of the teachers. Wachob also presented his research at the 21st International Conference on Learning, held in New York City in summer 2014.

The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that sets out to foster inquiry, invite dialogue, and build a body of knowledge on the nature and future of learning. In so doing, the journal focuses on education at any level and in any form, from early childhood, to higher education and lifelong learning—and in any of its sites, from home to school to university to workplace

Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science