The Structure of Pedagogic Practices in Greek Kindergarten: Teaching Effectiveness and the Model of the Effective Teacher
Asst Prof Aikaterini Michalopoulou.
In our research we remarked 50 nursery school teachers working at nursery schools in the region of Thessaly. We used a questionnaire for this purpose.
Our research results point to three different models of good teaching :
- the charismatic / communicative model, according to which the teacher relies on communication and presentational skills, and plans effective communication strategies during the lesson.
- the competence model, according to which the teacher needs to have sufficient subject knowledge to teach effectively, and needs to be an effective planner and classroom manager.
- the reflective model: reflection implies a sound understanding on the teacher’s part of relevant educational theory and research – including theories of cognitive, linguistic and affective development – in order to enable him/her to address issues that are not restricted to the “what” and “when” of education but also embrace questions of “how” and “why”.
Asst Prof Aikaterini Michalopoulou (Greece)
Department of Preschool Education
University of Thessaly
-1990 : Graduate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Preschool Education, Greece
--1991 / 1995: Post-graduate / Ph.D. from the University of Human Sciences, Department of Sciences of Education, Strasbourg, France
-1998: Lecturer at the University of Thessaly, Greece
-2002: Assistant Professor at the University of Thessaly
(Virtual Presentation, English)