Teaching conceptions and approaches: do qualitative results support survey data?


  • Fuensanta Monroy University of Murcia
  • José-Luis González-Geraldo Universidad of Castilla-La Mancha
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6018/rie.35.1.237621
Palabras clave: teaching, teaching styles, teacher education, qualitative research


This study examined preservice teachers’ teaching conceptions and approaches measured quantitatively and qualitatively in order to identify any convergence of findings. Additionally, any changes in conceptions and approaches towards a student- or teacher-centred orientation upon completion of a training course were compared. Method: Preservice teachers completed a scale on approaches to teaching and answered open-ended questions on teaching before and after an initial teacher training programme. Results and conclusions: Inconsistencies in the results suggest that research on teaching and learning should use a combination of techniques in order to ensure that phenomena are accurately examined so that appropriate educational decisions are made.


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Biografía del autor/a

Fuensanta Monroy, University of Murcia

Fuensanta Monroy holds a PhD in Education and teaches educational research methodology at the Faculty of Education, University of Murcia (Spain). Her research interests focus on teacher training, approaches to teaching, approaches to learning, and factors which may play a role in teaching and learning.


José-Luis González-Geraldo, Universidad of Castilla-La Mancha

José-Luis González-Geraldo teaches and researches on Theory and History of Education at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). His PhD involved the SAL theory, approaches to teaching and the emerging European Higher Education Area (EHEA). He is currently interested in what makes higher education higher and any type of postmodern turn regarding historiography.


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Cómo citar
Monroy, F., & González-Geraldo, J.-L. (2017). Teaching conceptions and approaches: do qualitative results support survey data?. Revista de Investigación Educativa, 35(1), 167–180. https://doi.org/10.6018/rie.35.1.237621