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Katerina Schenke on Student Perceptions

May 18, 2018

 

In this video Dr. Katerina Schenke shares her thought-provoking research, recently published in the journals, Learning and Instruction and Learning and Individual Differences. Her two articles are: “To the means and beyond: Understanding variation in students’ perceptions of teacher emotional support” and “From structure to process: Do students’ own construction of their classroom drive their learning?” Schenke states, “The dimension of emotional support seems to matter a lot for how kids think about their classroom – more so than other aspects such as classroom organization and instructional support.”

The dimension of emotional support seems to matter a lot for how kids think about their classroom – more so than other aspects such as classroom organization and instructional support.

 

Her work makes headway into our understanding of the impact teacher attitudes and expectations have on student performance, specifically, in relation to student perceptions. Notably, Schenke has found that there is no one single approach that affects all kids the same way. In the future, she is interested in finding the key aspects of teachers’ motivational practices, beliefs, and instructional practices that make the most difference for struggling students.

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  • May 22, 2018 by Jennifer Borland

    Jennifer Borland

    These both sound like very interesting and important studies…and reminded me of a Revisionist History podcast I heard not too terribly long ago that explored the inadvertent implications of school desegregation on student achievement. Host, Malcom Gladwell argues (calling upon the findings of other educational researchers) that some of the deficits in minority students’ subsequent academic performance, following desegregation, could be attributed to minority students ending up in classrooms with non-minority teachers who were perceived by minority students to care less about their success. Its a pretty gut-wrenching and eye-opening episode that illustrates some of the things that your research seems to be speaking to as well. http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/13-miss-buchanans-period-of-adjustment

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