5.2 What research says about effective teachers
Research evidence provides a more objective insight into the qualities and attributes of effective teachers. Many studies have researched the attributes of effective teachers. Below is a summary list of some of the attributes that have been found to be important.
Activity 5.2: Categorising and reflecting on the attributes of effective teachers
This activity invites you to think further about the attributes of good teachers and reflect on your own attributes as a teacher.
Use the list of the attributes of effective teachers given above to complete a table like the one below. Use as many rows as you need
|Attributes of effective teachers|
|Pedagogical content knowledge||Teaching Skills||Personal and professional qualities and values||Views and beliefs|
|Active learning pedagogy||Can communicate clearly||Reflective||That all learners can achieve|
- which attributes can be taught to student teachers in college or university?
- which attributes are more likely to be acquired over time in school?
- which of the attributes do you think are your strengths as a teacher educator and which require some development?