The Teacher’S Role in the Formation of the Attitude and Performance of Students in the Subject of Geography

Anna-Aikaterini Likouri, Aikaterini Klonari


The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitude of teachers and students towards the subject of geography, and whether it affects the students’ performance. The sample comprised 600 6th-grade primary school students from various areas of Greece, and their 33 teachers. The following findings were made: a) the largest part of the teachers and students shows a medium or poor attitude towards the subject of geography; b) teachers’ reeducation did not seem to improve either the attitude of teachers or the attitude and performance of their students; c) prior working experience of teachers did not appear to affect attitude, but it does affect performance of their students in geography; d) the teaching method (traditional or with the use of technologies) did not appear to differentiate the students’ attitude towards geography.

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