Search results for: Campbell Anne
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The Chinese Ministry of Education proposed recently reforms in professional experience for pre-service teachers. The current study explores the attitudes of teacher educators in China toward these educational reforms and their perception of the challenges facing the implementation of the proposed reforms. The findings indicate that some of the challenges reflect the unique context in China, where supply of teachers now exceeds demand, the management of professional experience is marginalized, and there is minimal contact between schools used for professional experience placements and teacher education institutions.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2011
This article reports on the pedagogical changes that the author experienced as a teacher engaged in an action research project. In her role as teacher-as-researcher the author sought to implement a new pedagogical approach, in the form of cooperative learning, and bring about a positive change in the form of enhanced pupil learning. The article argues that cooperative learning allowed the author to place social and academic learning goals on an even footing, which in turn placed a focus on pupils' understanding and improvement of skills in athletics alongside their interpersonal development.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2009
The need for capacity-building in teacher education in the UK has been raised as a serious issue by a number of commentators. This paper provides an analytical account of an initiative conducted by the Teacher Education Group (TEG) to build research capacity in teacher education. With reference to a review of the national contexts for research in the UK and research on teacher educators, the article argues that, in order to build research capacity initiatives we need to provide motivation and new types of networking opportunities for researchers, as well as developing their expertise.
Updated: Oct. 18, 2009
In this article, the authors focus on the way in which politics and policy have impacted on one of the defining features of teacher education provision in England - that of 'partnership'. In particular the authors examine the way in which the concept and practice of partnership has been transformed in line with New Labour's 'Third Way' politics. In order to do this, the authors reflect on their recent evaluation of the National Partnership Project (NPP). This is an initiative established by the Training and Development Agency for Schools to increase the quality and quantity of schools' involvement in initial teacher education.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2009
'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