Students' beliefs about teaching and learning and knowledge acquisition

This study focuses on:

  • BEd students’ epistemological beliefs and their beliefs about learning and teaching;
  • their beliefs when they enter the four-year BEd programmes and what these beliefs are attributable to;
  • if there are any changes in these beliefs as students progress through the four-year BEd programmes;
  • if there are changes, what the changes might be attributable to, including the role Field Experience plays in any changes; and
  • the relationships between student teachers’ beliefs and actual teaching in the classroom.

The findings generated from the project are to inform future programme development and reviews.

Research team: May M H Cheng (University of Oxford) and Angel K Y Wong (The Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Funding body: The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Institute Teaching Development Grants 2006-2010