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In this article, the authors examine to what extent ICT is being used by the teachers and how they are using ICT in their teaching. The authors also discuss how factors such as the subject being taught, teaching experience, gender and age influence the use of ICT in teaching.The findings revealed that teachers in the secondary schools in Hamar do use ICT but few use ICT very often. However, most are still unsure whether ICT will have any positive effect on the learning outcome for their students.
Updated: Dec. 13, 2011
This article discusses the development of a measurement to investigate the improvement of teachers’ authoritative teaching. Furthermore, measurement of teachers’ self-reports of warmth and control is investigated, both in a cross sectional and in a longitudinal sample attending one out of two school-wide interventions. The results provide support for warmth and control as two dimensions of authoritative teaching.
Updated: Oct. 07, 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
University-Based Teacher Education in the Field of Tension between the Academic World and Practical Experience in School: A Norwegian Case
The purposes of this paper are to discuss, interrogate, and identify problems inherent in the tensions between academia and the proximity to the field and the need for robust knowledge production through research and the 'tips for teachers' approach. The current paper gives an account of a Norwegian experience of this field of tension.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
In this article, the authors illustrate how the piloting process has influenced two widely different studies within the educational sciences. In the first case study described, our solidarity lies with the disadvantaged school children of South Africa. In the second case study, our solidarity lies with a group of teachers who through an action research project wanted to question a school policy that they do not feel benefits all school children in the Norwegian lower secondary school. The two cases are presented separately and explore the change in conceptual and methodological emphasis in the research procedure.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011
This paper focuses on teachers’ repeated complaints of lack of time. The theme is explored within data material collected in a research and development project in a Norwegian primary school. The purpose of the article is to study in what way teachers’ autonomy and utilisation of time is debated when teachers experience that new reforms exert more demands and external control on their professional work.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2010
This study is the second from a longitudinal project examining students' motivation for teaching. This study examines motivation at the end of the course among the students who entering the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course at four universities in Norway. The study also reports on their experiences with teacher education in relation to motivation. The results indicate stability in motivation among the prospective teachers. Moreover, the PGCE course fulfils the students' expectations in various degrees.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2010
The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to test the factor structure of a recently developed Norwegian scale for measuring teacher self-efficacy, and (2) to explore relations between teachers' perception of the school context, teacher self-efficacy, collective teacher efficacy, teacher burnout, teacher job satisfaction, and teachers' beliefs that factors external to teaching puts limitations to what they can accomplish. Norwegian teachers in elementary school and middle school participated in this study.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010
This article addresses how mentoring can move the student teachers' process of learning towards constructive teaching forms. The article focuses on how Sara, a cooperating teacher in Norway, encourages student teachers to start their student teaching by developing a mindset where seeing the kids is in focus.
Updated: Aug. 15, 2010
In this paper, the authors will present results from a study carried out in one Norwegian municipality among teachers taking part in a two-year intervention study. Seventy-four 8th and 9th grade teachers at six lower secondary schools in one municipality participated in the study. Teachers report that the transition from Elementary to Lower secondary school is problematic for approximately 30% of the pupils. About 70% of the teachers report that 25% or more of pupils transitioning to Grade 8 lack academic experiences and skills and have problems following directions.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010