KILT-ED: A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study of Student Teachers’ Beliefs About Knowledge, Intelligence, Learning and Teaching (completed)

A study of the development of and relations between student teachers’ beliefs about central concepts in education

About the project

  • Teachers’ beliefs about central educational concepts, such as the beliefs they hold about students’ learning, intelligence, motivation and knowledge about teaching, may influence their intentions, actions and perceptions of classroom and learning situations. However, the beliefs that student teachers’ hold upon entering programs of teacher education may be intuitive, experience-based and difficult to change. In this project, we use survey data, interviews, observation and scenarios-based assessments to investigate student teachers’ beliefs over a four year period, to study relations among different beliefs, and between beliefs and student teachers’ perceptions of teaching and teacher education, as well as the development of beliefs, and their influence on performance and practice.


  • Prof. Ivar Bråten, UiO
  • Senior Lecturer Magne Jensen, HiOf
  • Prof. Rune Andreassen,HiOf

Type of research

  • Applied research
Published Sep. 8, 2015 4:28 PM - Last modified Oct. 27, 2017 2:51 PM


Leila Ferguson