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De Bruyckere, P., & Kirschner, P. A. (2017). Measuring teacher authenticity: Criteria students use in their perception of teacher authenticity. Cogent Education, 4(1), 1354573.

Measuring teacher authenticity : criteria students use in their perception of teacher authenticity

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Author: De Bruyckere, Pedro1; Kirschner, Paul A.2,3
Organizations: 1Arteveldehogeschool University College, Kattenberg 9, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
2Open University of the Netherlands, Valkenburgerweg 177, 6419 AT Heerlen, The Netherlands
3University of Oulu, Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, Linnanmaa, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Informa, 2017
Publish Date: 2017-10-10


Authenticity is an often-heard term with respect to education. Tasks should be authentic, the learning environment should be authentic and, above all, the teacher should be authentic. Previous qualitative research has shown that there are four primary criteria that students in formal educational settings use when forming their perceptions of teacher authenticity, namely: Expertise, Passion, Unicity and Distance. This quantitative study validates these qualitative results and finds a possible variation of the original theoretical model in which there is no distinction made by students between Expertise and Passion, and the criterion of Distance is split into two new criteria: Strictness and Proximity.

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Series: Cogent education
ISSN: 2331-186X
ISSN-E: 2331-186X
ISSN-L: 2331-186X
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Article number: 1354573
DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2017.1354573
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
Copyright information: © 2017 The Author(s). This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license