Understanding Teacher’s Decision about Teaching and Learning Approaches for an Economics Classroom

Leni Permana

Abstract

Teachers have an important role in the classroom, which will affect student learning outcomes. Teachers should be able to choose the appropriate teaching and learning approach in accordance with the characteristics of subjects, characteristics of students, and the attainment of competence. Arends (2007) instructional approaches consist of traditional/teacher-centered (lecture/presentation, direct instruction, concept teaching) and constructivist/learner-centered (cooperative learning, problem based learning, and classroom discussion). Unfortunately, teachers often have difficulty in determining the right approach to teaching and learning, thus using the same teaching and learning approaches for different subject matter, and teachers who are more active in learning. This preliminary study aims to understand the economics teacher’s decision about teaching and learning approaches for effective instruction. This study employed qualitative approach utilizing focus group discussion and analyzing lesson plans made by economics’ teachers. With a right decision about teaching and learning approaches, learning process can be more effectively and improved the student learning outcomes.

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in Harvard Style

Permana L. (2017). Understanding Teacher’s Decision about Teaching and Learning Approaches for an Economics Classroom.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Economic Education and Entrepreneurship - Volume 1: ICEEE, ISBN 978-989-758-308-7, pages 383-388. DOI: 10.5220/0006886603830388


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceee17,
author={Leni Permana},
title={Understanding Teacher’s Decision about Teaching and Learning Approaches for an Economics Classroom},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Economic Education and Entrepreneurship - Volume 1: ICEEE,},
year={2017},
pages={383-388},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006886603830388},
isbn={978-989-758-308-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Economic Education and Entrepreneurship - Volume 1: ICEEE,
TI - Understanding Teacher’s Decision about Teaching and Learning Approaches for an Economics Classroom
SN - 978-989-758-308-7
AU - Permana L.
PY - 2017
SP - 383
EP - 388
DO - 10.5220/0006886603830388