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This study examined how collaboration between teacher educators and leaders and teachers can promote development in teacher education, in school and in the collaboration site in school where both parties meet. The findings show that school-based development is a positive form of continuing the professional development of teachers. The author also found that both structure and culture can lay the foundation for and should interact with each other to foster professional development in school and thus lead to a developing organisation. Furthermore, the study reveals that the teacher-TE does not have a model for how teacher educators can collaborate with teachers and leaders in school or how they can collaborate at their institution to develop their work in school and research.
Updated: Jun. 12, 2018
The author reviews studies that focus on classroom management. This article shows that classroom management is now more about understanding the class as a social system. The author states that classroom management is just as much about managing learning processes when an activity is taking place as it is about creating peace and quiet so pupils can get down to work.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2014
This paper focuses on teachers’ learning in a research and development (R&D) work project. The purpose of this article is to show what teachers can learn and how they can learn during such a project. During the R&D work the teachers learn how reflections become part of the planning process for their next teaching sessions.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2012
A Completed Research and Development Work Project in School: The Teachers’ Learning and Possibilities, Premises and Challenges for Further Development
This paper is based on a follow-up study of a research and development work project with school leaders and teachers conducted in a lower secondary school in Norway. The goal of this article is to present an understanding of what the practitioners find they have learned during the project and how they experience the situation with regard to development about two years after the project has ended.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2011
The purpose of this article is to show how teachers introduce and include cognitive learning strategies as part of their teaching. Furthermore, the article also describes how pupils experience the use of strategies in their learning processes, as seen from the teachers’ perspective. The article outlines in a theoretical and practical way the concepts of self-regulated learning, learning strategies and metacognition by looking at concrete examples in the classroom. This study shows that although self-regulated learning is one of the aims of the teaching practice, this does not mean that the pupils are left on their own to totally direct their own learning.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011
The paper focuses on the theoretical frame of action research and the teacher as researcher, working through a Norwegian Research Council-funded project in a school that explored learning strategies for pupils' subject and social development. The paper describes the possibilities and challenges for both teachers and researchers cooperating in R&D projects. The paper discusses whether teachers become researchers, or whether they only develop in their role as teachers.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
The article is based on a research and development project conducted in a Norwegian lower secondary school. The purpose of the text is to show how a project involving a researcher and a teacher team encourages the teachers to reflect on teaching processes. Furthermore, the text also aims to show what the form and content of such reflection processes could be.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2009
New methods are replacing or complementing traditional lectures at higher education. These are problem-based learning, group work, project work and fieldwork. The purpose of the research was that the teacher learned doing research, and can learn about group process and how they can be established and maintained.
Updated: Nov. 19, 2008
The article describes the research and development phase of a project conducted in a secondary school in Norway. The study focused on the teacher's role during the initial phase of the project, and the cooperation between the teachers and the researcher. Teachers' attitudes were traced during the start-up phase, and were outline with empirical data.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2008
The advantages and disadvantages of using ICT as a mediating artefact in classrooms compared to alternative tools
The article describes the conditions in which information and communication technology (ICT) may be advantageous over alternative tools of illustration. The main focus is the importance of context to the learning activity in which the teacher plays an important part.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2008