By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand. (Latin Proverb) Identification of my interests My deepening question Theoretical frame The methodology Results presentation Results analysis Caroline GirouxHow to gain credibility?
Identification of My InterestsAfter a discussion with my CT work on my credibility as a teacherProfessional Identity
Deepening QuestionHow to gain credibility?
Credibility is not the same for everyone
How do I gain credibility ?
Theoretical FrameDef. of credibility : the fact or quality of being credible.
Def. of credible: adjective that means to be believable; reliable; trustworthy. Gage Canadian Dictionary
Caring (Thweatt & McCroskey, 1998) Dynamism (McCroskey & Young, 1981)Teacher immediacy ( Myers, Zhong, & Guan, 1998) Dimensions of Credibility
Motivation (Pogue&AhYun, 2006;Teven, 2007)
Difficulty to learn (Beatty & Behnke, 1980)
Ts effectiveness (McCroskey & Richmond, 1992)
Ss apprehension (McCroskey & Richmond, 1992)
Why Should We Be Credible?
Trust : having positive relationshipbeing respectfulbeing honest and sincere
Competencebeing organized (Lucas, 1998)delivering the content errorlesshaving solid lesson plans
Ways of Enhancing Your Credibility
Teacher immediacylooking comfortable in your classroom (McCrosky & Richmond, 1992) smiling and adopting a relax posture (Frymier & Thompson, 1992) walking amongst students (Gorham, 1988; Richmond, Gorham, & McCroskey, 1987) scanning the group Ways of Enhancing Your CredibilityHaving Ss interests and success at heart
Methodology123 Participants:96 students in sec. 5 27 students in sec. 4 Phase 1: Criteria to ConsiderPhase 2: What is Credibility?Phase 3: What is My Credibility?Phase 4: How Do I Gain Credibility?
Results Presentation and Analysis: Phase 1ToleranceAssurance Personality Mental AlertnessProfessionalism Kindness Seriousness Motivates SsBody languagePosture Physical appearance Gender ClothingVoiceLinguistic proficiency
ShynessSelf-ConfidenceReady to listen toSociability General Knowledge RespectfulnessPrompt interventions Interesting Aims at Ss success Reputation ComprehensivenessFlexibility Complicity with Ss Open Dynamic Innovator Patience Humour Enthusiasm CoherencePreparedness Curriculum Routine Explanations SmilingCaring Authority
Results Presentation and Analysis: Phase 2
#1 Self-confidenceno miracle solution ways to become more confident inhabit the room in which you teachlook comfortable in your classroom (McCroskey & Richmond, 1992) eye contact (Kearney & Plax, 1999) connect and feel your group enter their bubble (Gorham, 1988; Richmond, Gorham, & McCrosky, 1987) be competent
analyse your teaching (Denis Boivin, 2010)always stay on the edge (Denis Boivin, 2010)deliver the message in an interesting way are prepared know which examples you will useconnect with your audiences realityknow which transition you will makeknow where you will standknow what you will write on the boardetc. organise your lesson so that Ss are mentally engaged throughout the hour that they spend with you
92% (107 Ss) 7% (8 Ss) 1% (1 S)Results Presentation and Analysis: Phase 2
What is MY Credibility?Results Presentation and Analysis: Phase 3
87% (97 Ss)0% (0 S) 13% (16 Ss)Results Presentation and Analysis: Phase 3
Believing in yourself and in your competencies Being able to change things that were fossilized She will become a leader in her domain Results Analysis: Phase 4
Credibility is more than a quality; it is a state of mind.
You need to believe in yourself for others to believe in you.Conclusion