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The Relationship among Teaching Beliefs, Student-Centred Teaching Concept and the Instructional Innovation

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The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship among teachers’ teaching beliefs, student-centred teaching concept and instructional innovation in Taiwan. The study was conducted with the participation of 538 teachers of elementary schools. A questionnaire of the “teaching beliefs and instructional innovation” designed by the authors was used as the data collection instruments. The descriptive statistics, Pearson product-moment correlation and multiple regression analysis were used in this study. Analysis results showed that: 1) There is a positive relationship between the teaching beliefs and the instructional innovation. 2) Teacher with a high degree of student-centred teaching concept would exhibit a higher level style of instructional innovation. 3) Multiple regression analysis can be used to infer causal relationships between the teachers’ teaching beliefs and instructional innovation.

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Lin, M. , Chuang, T. and Hsu, H. (2014) The Relationship among Teaching Beliefs, Student-Centred Teaching Concept and the Instructional Innovation. Journal of Service Science and Management, 7, 201-210. doi: 10.4236/jssm.2014.73017.

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