Understanding student engagement with research: a study of pre-service teachers’ research perceptions, research experience, and motivation

Daniel Guilbert*, Rod Lane, Penny Van Bergen

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    Abstract

    This study reports on findings from a research project that investigated the extent to which pre-service teachers at a major metropolitan Australian university engage with research, and the factors that influence their level of engagement or disengagement. Results from survey responses (n = 235) and focus group interviews suggest that attitudes towards research are more positive among pre-service teachers who possess research experience and those who are intrinsically motivated with respect to their university studies. The article discusses the implications of these results for the effective organisation and promotion of research activities for pre-service teachers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)172-187
    Number of pages16
    JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
    Volume44
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2016

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