Regarding uncertainty in teachers and teaching
TATE Volume 23, Number 8 ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The literature on teacher uncertainty suggests that it is a significant and perhaps inherent feature of teaching. Yet there is disagreement about the effects of these uncertainties on teachers as well as about the ways that teachers should regard them. Recognition of uncertainties can be viewed alternatively as a liability or an asset to effective teaching. Findings from the literature on uncertainties in teaching are summarized and analyzed, including explanations in the research about what accounts for and contributes to uncertainties. Recommendations for research and professional development are provided.
Helsing, D. Regarding uncertainty in teachers and teaching. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 23(8), 1317-1333. Elsevier Ltd.