Is there a difference between my teaching behaviour in my English lessons and my teaching behaviour in my History lessons when I use English as a learning tool?
The aim of this study was to determine if any differences, in terms of my teaching behaviour, existed between English lessons and History lessons where English was used as a medium of instruction. My colleague, Ulli Lackner , who is my teampartner in 2/ I twice a week, was asked to record facts that occured and the students were asked to complete a questionnaire. I asked my colleague to find out if I tend to use more German explanations when students do not understand a word or an exercise or if I explain in easier English. She also observed the amount of help I gave to pupils in English lessons compared to EAC lessons. My colleagues `observations and the students` questionnaires showed that in English lessons I teach at a higher speed compared to EAC lesssons, and I do not help as much as in EAC lessons. In English lessons we don`t have the time to revise so often as in EAC lessons. In EAC lessons I gave assistance to the students and gave students an adequate amount of time to finish their exercises. One possible explanation is that time pressure plays an important role and is responsible for such effects.
Autor/in: Eveline Scheibelhofer - Schroll
Durchführende Institution/en: Haupt- und Realschule Lassnitzhöhe (606102)
Fach/Fächer: Geschichte; Englisch
Schulstufe/n: 6. Schulstufe