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EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
to understand world events
 to take decision
 to act			(Arnold, 1986; Albanese, 2003)
 better defined as personal and always evolving system of cognitive, affective and behavioral belief 		(Pajares, 1992)
have a triple nature :
epistemological
 ontological
 methodological 		(Guba, 1990; Lincoln, 1995)</li></ul>Methodologicalbelief<br />Epistemological belief<br />Ontologicalbe...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The impor...
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The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education

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Here is the slide presentation of the contribute written by L. Rocca, G. Donadelli and S. Ziliotto from the University of Padua presented at the EUROGEO meeting in Athens (2-5 June 2011)

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The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education

  1. 1. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />Lorena Rocca, Giovanni Donadelli, Sonia Ziliotto<br />GeographyDepartment “G. Morandini” <br />
  2. 2. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Short overview on this presentation<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  3. 3. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Formal, not formal and informal<br />experiences<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />Personal expertise<br />+<br />Ideas about what teaching is<br />System of personal beliefs<br />?<br />Teacher’s beliefs on geography<br />The way the teacher teach geography<br />
  4. 4. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />Does the teacher’s beliefs<br />on geography<br />influence the way of teaching it <br />?<br />
  5. 5. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />How can we investigate the teachers’ beliefs<br />?<br />
  6. 6. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />BELIEFS<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br /><ul><li> are subjective ideas about what we think is true, that help us:
  7. 7. to understand world events
  8. 8. to take decision
  9. 9. to act (Arnold, 1986; Albanese, 2003)
  10. 10. better defined as personal and always evolving system of cognitive, affective and behavioral belief (Pajares, 1992)
  11. 11. have a triple nature :
  12. 12. epistemological
  13. 13. ontological
  14. 14. methodological (Guba, 1990; Lincoln, 1995)</li></ul>Methodologicalbelief<br />Epistemological belief<br />Ontologicalbelief<br />
  15. 15. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Howdidwe investigate the teachers’ beliefs?<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  16. 16. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Methodologicalbelief<br />geographic functionalism and quantitative geography<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />geographic possibilism<br />Epistemologicalbelief<br />humangeography (the geographies)<br />Ontologicalbelief<br />(Capel, 1987; Turco, 2000; Farinelli, 1993; Peet, 1998; Livingstone, 1992; Vallega, 1989; Torres, 1996; Dematteis, 2008)<br />
  17. 17. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />The questionnaire<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  18. 18. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />from September 2006 to July 2007<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />517 teachers of Scuoladell’infanzia<br />+<br />391 teachers of ScuolaPrimaria<br />908 teachers<br />Veneto<br />Teachers from longer than 2 years<br />(100%) <br />Younger than 40 years old (79,5%)<br />Females<br />(99,1%) <br />
  19. 19. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Ontologicalbeliefs<br />What is your experience on Geography as a student?<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  20. 20. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Epistemologicalbeliefs<br />Which are in our opinion the aims of geography?<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  21. 21. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Methodologicalbeliefs<br />As a teacher, how much do you use these resources?<br />As a teacher, how much do you use these strategies?<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  22. 22. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Veneto teacher’s style<br />Metodologicalbelief<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />Phase 3<br />Phase 2<br />Phase 1<br />Phase 1<br />Epistemologicalbelief<br />Phase1<br />Phase 2<br />Phase 2<br />Phase 3<br />Phase 3<br />Ontologicalbelief<br />
  23. 23. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />June 2009 and June 2010<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />20 Erzieher (child-care workers) of Kindergarten<br />+<br />13 teachers of Grundschule<br />33 teachers<br />Teachers from longer than 10 years<br />(90%) <br />91% female<br />40-60 years old (89%)<br />
  24. 24. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Ontologicalbeliefs<br />What is your experience on Geography as a student?<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  25. 25. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Epistemologicalbeliefs<br />Which are in our opinion the aims of geography?<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  26. 26. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Methodologicalbeliefs<br />As a teacher, how much do you use these resources?<br />As a teacher, how much do you use these strategies?<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  27. 27. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Würzburg teacher’s style<br />Metodologicalbelief<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />Phase 3<br />Phase 2<br />Phase 1<br />Phase 1<br />Phase1<br />Phase 2<br />Phase 2<br />Phase 3<br />Epistemologicalbelief<br />Phase 3<br />Ontologicalbelief<br />
  28. 28. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />between July and November 2009 <br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />106 future teachers <br />+<br />58 teachers of EducaçaoInfantil<br />+<br />49 teachers ofEnsino fundamental<br />213 teachers<br />Students<br />(49,8%)<br />Teachers(50,2%) <br />Rio Grande do Sul<br />Females<br />(94,8%) <br />30 years old or younger (61,0%)<br />
  29. 29. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Ontologicalbeliefs<br />What is your experience on Geography as a student?<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  30. 30. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Epistemologicalbeliefs<br />Which are in our opinion the aims of geography?<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  31. 31. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Methodologicalbeliefs<br />As a teacher, how much do you use these resources?<br />As a teacher, how much do you use these strategies?<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />
  32. 32. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Rio Grande do Sul teacher’s style<br />Metodologicalbelief<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />Phase 3<br />Phase 2<br />Phase 1<br />Phase 1<br />Phase1<br />Phase 2<br />Phase 2<br />Phase 3<br />Epistemologicalbelief<br />Phase 3<br />Ontologicalbelief<br />
  33. 33. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Some commonalities<br />easy subject<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />fixed events<br />representations<br />tacit background<br />naturalistic and environmentalist elements stand out<br />“localism”<br />geography without actors<br />teaching practice disconnected from the territory and its dynamics <br />focus on environmental elements<br />focused on the local sphere<br />The vision emerging show a geography localized and connected to the “environmental” aspects<br />
  34. 34. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />The importance of teachers’ beliefs in geography education<br />(L. Rocca, G. Donadelli, S. Ziliotto)<br />Investigate the beliefs<br />Introduction<br />Theoretical Concepts<br />Methodology<br />Italian case<br />German case<br />Brazilian case<br />Results<br />Conclusions<br />Criticalissues<br />Define the referenceparadigm<br />CHANGE<br />Necessitytoreflect<br />meta-reflection tool for the <br />
  35. 35. EUROGEO Annual meeting, 2-5 June 2011, Athens, Greece<br />“Geography: Your world – A European Perspective”<br />Thankyouverymuchforyourattention.<br />Giovanni Donadelli<br />Email: giovanni.donadelli@gmail.com<br />“Be the change you want to see in the world”<br />(Mahatma Gandhi)<br />

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