Inventory of pedagogy and practice: Confirmatory factor analysis of multiple facets of teaching

Yeung, Alexander S., Taylor, Peter G., & McWilliam, Erica L. (2013) Inventory of pedagogy and practice: Confirmatory factor analysis of multiple facets of teaching. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 36(2), pp. 162-178.

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Student perceptions of teaching have often been used in tertiary education for evaluation purposes. However, there is a paucity of research on the validity, reliability, and applicability of instruments that cover a wide range of student perceptions of pedagogies and practices in high school settings for descriptive purposes. The study attempts to validate an inventory of pedagogy and practice (IPP) that provides researchers and practitioners with a psychometrically sound instrument that covers the most salient factors related to teaching. Using a sample of students (N = 1515) from 39 schools in Singapore, 14 factors about teaching in English lessons from the students’ perspective were tested with confirmatory factor analysis (classroom task goal, structure and clarity, curiosity and interest, positive class climate, feedback, questioning, quality homework, review of students’ work, conventional teaching, exam preparation, behaviour management, maximizing learning time, student-centred pedagogy, and subject domain teaching). Two external criterion factors were used to further test the IPP factor structure. The inventory will enable teachers to understand more about their teaching and researchers to examine how teaching may be related to learning outcomes.

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ID Code: 83972
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: teaching, English, secondary school, confirmatory factor analysis, student perceptions
DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2012.696243
ISSN: 1743-727X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999) > Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified (199999)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 07 May 2015 02:35
Last Modified: 18 May 2015 04:32

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