Beginning EFL teachers’ beliefs about teaching and learning in the context of secondary schools in China

Zhang, Naixin (2016) Beginning EFL teachers’ beliefs about teaching and learning in the context of secondary schools in China. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

[img] PDF (Thesis - as examined) - Repository staff only - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (1MB)

Abstract

This study examined the beliefs about English teaching and learning of six Chinese secondary school EFL teachers, whether any changes occurred in their beliefs during the first three years in the profession, and why beginning teachers changed or did not change their beliefs. Data were collected over a period of 10 months using semi-structured interviews, concept mapping, and journal entries. The findings showed how teachers’ learning in the workplace influenced change or no change in beliefs, how their schools supported learning, how teachers elected to engage in activities and how these affected the nature of their beliefs.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Gu, Qing
Day, C.
Keywords: English Teaching, EFL, China
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education of teachers
P Language and literature > PE English
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Education
Item ID: 33399
Depositing User: Zhang, Naixin
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 06:40
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 13:26
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/33399

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View