Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Publications Database

Students‘ errors: how teachers diagnose them and how they respond to them.

Seifried, Jürgen
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Pages: 147 - 162
ISSN-Print: 1877-6345
Link External Source: Online Version
Year: 2011

Current pedagogical discourse has established that teacher competence is a condition sine qua non for high level performance in the classroom. Nevertheless questions of conceptualising and measuring teacher competence have yet to be answered. In our study we analyse a facet of teacher competence essential to successful learning processes; namely, teacher competence when diagnosing and responding to student errors in a constructive manner. Two pilot studies investigate how students perceive «error culture» in their classrooms, and how teachers deal with learner errors during lessons.