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Original article | TAY Journal 2023, Vol. 7(4) 972-997

Team Innovativeness, Teachers’ Professional Practices, and Teachers’ Instructional Practices: Testing a Mediation Model

Ramazan Atasoy, Mehmet Tufan Yalçın

pp. 972 - 997   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/tayjournal.2023.610.11   |  Manu. Number: tay journal.2023.054

Published online: November 30, 2023  |   Number of Views: 13  |  Number of Download: 180


Teachers’ teaching behaviors are often at the center of reflections on how educational reforms and school improvement efforts affect school outcomes. For this reason, studies by educational scholars need to determine that the variables affecting teachers’ classroom instructional practices remain up to date. In this study, we aimed to scrutinize team innovativeness’s effect on teachers’ instructional practices through the mediating power of the teachers’ professional practices (exchange and coordination among teachers-professional collaboration in lessons among teachers). In this study, data collected from 3083 teachers working in secondary schools participating in the International Teaching and Learning Survey (TALIS), conducted by in 2018, were used. Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling were used to examine the relationship between teachers’ team innovativeness, professional practices, and instructional practice scores obtained from the data. The results revealed that team innovativeness supports teachers’ professional practices, and such professional practices have a small impact on teachers’ instructional practices. Another result showed that teachers’ professional practices mediated the relationship between team innovativeness and teachers’ instructional practices. This study establishes a link between teachers’ instructional practices and team innovativeness, which has not been extensively researched in countries with a centralized and rigidly bureaucratic educational system. In this context, it is recommended that policymakers and school principals develop practices to support teachers’ team innovativeness.

Keywords: Team innovativeness, teachers’ professional practices, teachers’ instructional practices, professional collaboration, exchange and coordination

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APA 6th edition
Atasoy, R. & Yalcin, M.T. (2023). Team Innovativeness, Teachers’ Professional Practices, and Teachers’ Instructional Practices: Testing a Mediation Model . TAY Journal, 7(4), 972-997. doi: 10.29329/tayjournal.2023.610.11

Atasoy, R. and Yalcin, M. (2023). Team Innovativeness, Teachers’ Professional Practices, and Teachers’ Instructional Practices: Testing a Mediation Model . TAY Journal, 7(4), pp. 972-997.

Chicago 16th edition
Atasoy, Ramazan and Mehmet Tufan Yalcin (2023). "Team Innovativeness, Teachers’ Professional Practices, and Teachers’ Instructional Practices: Testing a Mediation Model ". TAY Journal 7 (4):972-997. doi:10.29329/tayjournal.2023.610.11.


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