A study of the emotional climate of a science education class for pre-service teachers in Bhutan

Rinchen, Sonam (2014) A study of the emotional climate of a science education class for pre-service teachers in Bhutan. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis studied the emotional climate (EC) of a pre-service science teachers' class in Bhutan. It examined the types of activities students engaged in and the relationship between the tutor and students whose interactions produced both positive and negative EC in the class. The major finding was that the activities involving students' presentations using video clips and models, group activity, and coteaching valenced the class EC positively. Negative EC was identified when the tutor ignored students' responses, during formal lectures, and when the tutor was uncertain of the subject knowledge. The replication of activities that produce positive EC by other Bhutanese tutors may improve the standard of science education in the country.

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ID Code: 72865
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Chandra, Vinesh, Ritchie, Stephen, & Bellocchi, Alberto
Keywords: Pre-service teachers, Emotional climate, Teacher emotions, Science teacher education, Cogenerative dialogue
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2014 02:15
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 05:38

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