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Unread postby Sarda » 30 May 2006, 00:02

Hello everybody,

I am doing a study on teaching and teachers. I would be grateful to have the opinion of the teachers here from different parts of the world about teaching.Thanks a lot in advance.

Please give your answers in front of each question into the form of: Yes or No

Question:
As a teacher in which one(s) of the following category(ies) do you place yourself?

Answers:

1. I enjoy teaching ............
2. I am a caring teacher ..............
3. I get tired of teaching the same thing over and over..............
4. For me teaching is just a job which should be fulfilled anyway .............
5. For me teaching is a system and mechanism of education ................
6. I want to convey new knowledge, science and ideas ...............
7. I am conservative in teaching and keep new knowledge for myself ............
8. I want to show off myself through teaching........
9. I stick to the idea of teacher authority and teacher-centered classrooms ..............
10. I believe in student autonomy and student-centered classrooms...............


I would highly appreciate your cooperation and taking your time to answer the questions.Thanks again.

Best regards,
Sarda
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Unread postby Glenski » 31 May 2006, 06:54

This is not exactly the best-worded questionnaire. Here's why. Please lower your sarcasm meter when reading, ok?

1. I enjoy teaching ............
Teaching what and to whom? And enjoy to what degree? We all have our days.

2. I am a caring teacher ..............
About what? Some days I couldn't give a hoot about anything.

3. I get tired of teaching the same thing over and over..............
Who doesn't? That's why some of us do something about it.

4. For me teaching is just a job which should be fulfilled anyway .............
I don't understand the use of the word "fulfilled" here.

5. For me teaching is a system and mechanism of education ................
Again, you lost me.

6. I want to convey new knowledge, science and ideas ...............
Well, yeah, but how many English teachers (aside from me) get to do that? And, besides, who wants to convey OLD ideas?

7. I am conservative in teaching and keep new knowledge for myself ............
Yes, and no, in that order.

8. I want to show off myself through teaching........
Please define "show off myself" before I can answer.

9. I stick to the idea of teacher authority and teacher-centered classrooms ..............
Define "stick to". Otherwise, in the most general terms, yes and no, again in that order. Depends on what country you're in, and what sort of teaching you do.

10. I believe in student autonomy and student-centered classrooms...............
Define autonomy. Otherwise, I'll have to answer no, and yes, in that order.
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Unread postby Sarda » 01 Jun 2006, 15:16

Thanks for the reply Glenski.

Any kind of answer is invaluable for me and I would appreciate everybody's reply.

I am looking forward to hearing from the other teachers and having their opinion in this regard.


Best regards,

Sarda
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Unread postby Sarda » 04 Jun 2006, 17:22

Dear Colleagues,

I have changed my way of questioning as follows.I would highly appreciate the soonest replies from the teachers whose responses are of high value to my study.

Please give your answers in front of the following statements from the most important (10) criteria in teaching for you to the Least important (1).

1. I enjoy teaching ............
2. I am a caring teacher ..............
3. I get tired of teaching the same thing over and over..............
4. For me teaching is just a job which should be fulfilled anyway .............
5. For me teaching is a system and mechanism of education ................
6. I want to convey new knowledge, science and ideas ...............
7. I am conservative in teaching and keep new knowledge for myself ............
8. I want to show off myself through teaching........
9. I stick to the idea of teacher authority and teacher-centered classrooms ..............
10. I believe in student autonomy and student-centered classrooms...............


Thanks for your cooperation.

Best regards,
Sarda
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Posts: 3
Joined: 29 May 2006, 23:49
Location: Iran


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