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Educational dialogue among teachers experiencing different levels of self-efficacy (2021)

Muhonen, H., Pakarinen, E., Rasku-Puttonen, H., & Lerkkanen, M.-K. (2021). Educational dialogue among teachers experiencing different levels of self-efficacy. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 29, Article 100493. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lcsi.2021.100493

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All authors or editors: Muhonen, Heli; Pakarinen, Eija; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina

Journal or series: Learning, Culture and Social Interaction

ISSN: 2210-6561

eISSN: 2210-657X

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 29

Article number: 100493

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lcsi.2021.100493

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77810


This study examines the occurrence and quality of educational dialogue in the Grade 1 classrooms of teachers with low, moderate and high self-efficacy beliefs. Video recordings of 24 teachers were analysed based on episodes of educational dialogue and were categorised with respect to patterns of dialogic teaching. Teachers with low levels of self-efficacy conducted educational dialogue the least; they also used less teacher-initiated, high-quality dialogue compared with moderate and high self-efficacy teachers. Teachers with high self-efficacy utilised more child-initiated high-quality dialogue compared with the moderate self-efficacy teachers. The findings are important because they provide a new approach for the field of educational dialogue by considering self-efficacy as a teacher-related factor on the background of dialogue.

Keywords: teachers; independent initiative; classroom work; teacher-pupil relationship; dialogicality; lower comprehensive school

Free keywords: educational dialogue; teacher self-efficacy; patterns of dialogic teaching; primary school

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Reporting Year: 2021

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