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The Masters in Teaching and Learning: A Revolution in Teacher Education or a Bright Light Quickly Extinguished?
In summer 2009, the Labour government in England introduced of the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL), which was fully funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). The proposed aim of the MTL is ‘to improve teacher quality to raise standards in education. The authors discuss what the MTL might mean both for in‐service teacher education and initial teacher training. The authors also explore issues relating to the structure and delivery of MTL.
Updated: Jul. 24, 2012
'I know it's not proper research, but ': how professionals' understandings of research can frustrate its potential for CPD
This article draws upon the work of two researchers who facilitated practitioner research with school professionals in Liverpool. The researchers themselves had not been involved in practitioner research before. In this account, the researchers reflect critically upon their own experience. The discussion presents the learning curve that the researchers underwent as well as what they discovered about the relationship between practitioners and researchers when engaged in school-based research.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008
The article discusses pedagogical theories and their basis in psychological research. The author reviews the influence of Internet on disseminating pedagogically relevant research and globalising pedagogical terms and issues, such as metacognition, multiple forms of intelligence, thinking and learning styles, brain functioning, emotional intelligence and neurolinguistic programming. The author also examines the viability of developing pedagogy from superficial reading of psychological ideas and suggests that pedagogical research is becoming increasingly self referential. The study is conducted in England, where educational and governmental documents were examined.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2007