Beginning EFL teachers' beliefs about quality questions and their questioning practices

Pham, Ly Ngoc Khanh and Hamid, M. Obaidul (2013) Beginning EFL teachers' beliefs about quality questions and their questioning practices. Teacher Development, 17 2: 246-264. doi:10.1080/13664530.2012.753947


Author Pham, Ly Ngoc Khanh
Hamid, M. Obaidul
Title Beginning EFL teachers' beliefs about quality questions and their questioning practices
Journal name Teacher Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1366-4530
1747-5120
Publication date 2013-05
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13664530.2012.753947
Volume 17
Issue 2
Start page 246
End page 264
Total pages 19
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Motivated by the scarcity of research that examines the impact of teacher beliefs on their actual practices in Vietnam, this study investigated the relationship between teachers’ beliefs about quality questions and their questioning behaviours in terms of questioning purposes, content focus, students’ cognitive level, wording and syntax. Thirteen beginning EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers working at Vietnam National University participated in the study. Qualitative data collected by means of an open-ended questionnaire survey and classroom observation were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Findings show that although there was a general congruence between teachers’ beliefs and practices, there were discrepancies – from moderate to substantial – between what the teachers believed and what they actually did in the class with respect to the four specified features. While much more research is required to understand the links between EFL teachers’ beliefs and practices about quality questions in Vietnam and other EFL contexts, it is expected that the insights will contribute to the literature on teacher questions, beliefs and practices.
Keyword Teacher beliefs
Teaching practice
Quality questions
English as a foreign language
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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