A cross-cultural investigation of the use of teaching styles

Donetta J. Cothran, Pamela Kulinna, Dominique Banville, Euichang Choi, Chantal Amade-Escot, Ann MacPhail, Doune Macdonald, Jean François Richard, Pedro Sarmento, David Kirk

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Abstract

Donetta J. Cothran, Pamela Hodges Kulinna, Dominique Banville, Euichang Choi, Chantal Amade-Escot, Ann MacPhail, Doune Macdonald, Jean-François Richard, Pedro Sarmento, and David Kirk Teacher beliefs are a major influence on teacher actions. Because context influences beliefs, it was the purpose of this study to explore teachers’ beliefs about Mosston’s Spectrum of Teaching Styles from an international perspective. Over 1, 400 teachers from 7 countries completed a survey related to their self-reported use of and beliefs about various teaching styles. Data suggested a shared core of reproduction teaching style use. The use of and beliefs about the production styles of teaching were more varied. Teachers’ use of styles was significantly related to their beliefs about the styles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-201
Number of pages9
JournalResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Comparative education
  • Mosston’s Spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Nephrology

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    Cothran, D. J., Kulinna, P., Banville, D., Choi, E., Amade-Escot, C., MacPhail, A., Macdonald, D., Richard, J. F., Sarmento, P., & Kirk, D. (2005). A cross-cultural investigation of the use of teaching styles. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 76(2), 193-201. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2005.10599280