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Qualitative Research


Student teaching is a challenging experience full of new ideas, methodologies and teaching strategies. Being a constructivist student teacher in a behaviorist classroom setting, I observed different attitudes and behaviors from the students in response to my teaching style compared to my mentor teacher’s style. I questioned how behaviorist methodologies affect student learning. Through literature, research and my own observations, I saw the affects. I was able to see how the behaviorist methodology can negatively affect student’s attitudes and behaviors towards learning. Furthermore, I was able to observe the positive impact my constructivist methodology had on the students.

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