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Teacher expertise

  1. 1. Teacher ExpertiseDavid GeelanGriffith University
  2. 2. Five Broad Categories ofExpertiseHattie (2003) has described 5 categories ofteacher expertise. Expert teachers: can identify essential representations of theirsubject, can guide learning through classroominteractions, can monitor learning and provide feedback, can attend to affective attributes, and can influence student outcomes
  3. 3. Expert teachers can identify essentialrepresentations of their subject• Expert teachers have deeper representations aboutteaching and learning• Expert teachers adopt a problem-solving stance totheir work• Expert teachers can anticipate, plan, and improviseas required by the situation• Expert teachers are better decision-makers and canidentify what decisions are important and whichare less important decisions
  4. 4. Expert teachers can guide learning throughclassroom interactionsExpert teachers are proficient at creating anoptimal classroom climate for learningExpert teachers have a multidimensionallycomplex perception of classroom situationsExpert teachers are more context-dependent andhave high situation cognition
  5. 5. Expert teachers can monitorlearning and provide feedbackExpert teachers are more adept at monitoringstudent problems and assessing their level ofunderstanding and progress, and they providemuch more relevant, useful feedbackExpert teachers are more adept at developing andtesting hypotheses about learning difficulties orinstructional strategiesExpert teachers are more automatic
  6. 6. Expert teachers can attend toaffective attributesExpert teachers have high respect forstudentsExpert teachers are passionate aboutteaching and learning
  7. 7. Expert teachers can influencestudent outcomesExpert teachers engage students in learning anddevelop in their students’ selfregulation,involvement in mastery learning, enhanced self-efficacy, and self-esteem as learnersExpert teachers provide appropriate challengingtasks and goals for studentsExpert teachers have positive influences onstudents’ achievementExpert teachers enhance surface and deep learning

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