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This study explores the use of electronic journals to support beginning teachers in developing reflection on teaching within peer support networks. The study takes place within the context of the ongoing Pilot Project on Teacher Induction in post-primary schools in Ireland. Results show little evidence of the development of a more reflective approach attributable to the maintenance of a blog. However review of earlier postings led to some reflective personal and group dialogue.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010
“You Can Form Your Own Point of View”: Internally Persuasive Discourse in Northern Ireland Students’ Encounters With History
In this study, the authors sought to understand how students in Northern Ireland make sense of competing approaches to history, and in particular, how they understand the relationship between the approaches they encounter in school and elsewhere. Using qualitative, task-based interviews, the authors interviewed 253 secondary students. The authors found that these students had learned about the past in a variety of formal and informal settings, and they navigated among these multiple sources in a conscious attempt to refine and extend their historical understanding as they followed up on interests initiated in one setting by seeking out information elsewhere.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
Teacher Learning and Policy Intention: Selected Findings from an Evaluation of a Large-Scale Programme of Professional Development in the Republic of Ireland
The study reported on in this article is set in the context of a national programme of professional development for primary teachers in the Republic of Ireland. The article investigates the acquisition and interpretation by teachers of the elements of the reform. The authors consider the extent to which the professional development experiences facilitated change in teachers' knowledge and if the teachers interpreted this in the way expected by policy-makers.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
This research explored student and beginning teachers' experiences of teacher education in Northern Ireland. This paper focuses on the views of key induction providers on the effectiveness of partnership arrangements. These stakeholders believed that an improved model of partnership was needed, particularly for induction.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2009
The Challenge of Change: Digital Video-Analysis and Constructivist Teaching Approaches on A One Year Preservice Teacher Education Program in Ireland
This project created a stimulating and professionally relevant way for pre-service teacher education to build student teachers’ skills in critical reflection, collaboration and communication. Initial concerns about collaborative group work and technology were replaced by a positive appreciation of their relevance for teaching. The assessment methods were valued by the students.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009
This article examines the use of peer-videoing in the classroom as a tool to promote reflective practice among student teachers. 20 pre-service teachers from a variety of subject disciplines participating in a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education program in an Irish university participated in the study. The article discusses the implications of reflective dialogue for the modernization of teacher education. It also offers guidelines on how best to scaffold and promote reflectivity.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2009
The article explores emotional writing in a primary teacher writing program. The participants were 99 postgraduate student teachers on a sociology of teaching module in an initial primary teacher education program in the Republic of Ireland. Analysis of journal responses indicated how student teachers shaped and reshaped their emergent identities through discourse, memory, emotions, and personal biography and along a values-action continuum.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
A study was conducted in which measures of mathematical knowledge for teaching developed in the United States were adapted to measure mathematical knowledge for teaching in Ireland. Psychometric and interview-based methods were used to determine a correspondence between the constructs being measured, and ensure the integrity of item performance in the Irish context. The study found overlap between the knowledge that is used to teach in both Ireland and the United States.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2008
Recent Internet developments and advances in networking have encouraged students' collaboration with other students and instructors, increased students' access to experts, and provided an array of learning resources. However, the potential of technology to transform the teaching and learning environment is still far from being realized in institutions of higher education. The e-learning program within the Masters Degree (MSc) Program in Education and Training Management in the School of Education Studies at Dublin City University (DCU) is attempting to realize that potential by integrating technology with active learning activities in an online learning community. Using examples drawn from a cohort of students working their way through the Emerging Pedagogies module, the author demonstrates how information and communication technologies, and online discussions in particular, can be used to help students recognize and examine the values that underlie their teaching and learning, thereby enhancing their personal knowledge base for professional practice.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2008