Search results for: Teacher competencies
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This article offers a first look at teacher educators’ (N = 336) perceptions of their technology competencies based on the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs; Foulger, Graziano, Schmidt-Crawford, & Slykhuis, 2017). The participants generally rated their competence levels highly in relation to the TETCs. Although many participants reported that the TETCs adequately reflected the competencies required of them, they suggested various additions and changes to the TETCs. This mixed-method study advances understanding of teacher educators’ perceptions of the importance of various competences to their work and offers feedback from the field regarding which competencies might be missing from the TETCs.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2020
Which Variables Predict Teachers’ Diagnostic Competence When Diagnosing Students’ Learning Behavior at Different Stages of a Teacher’s Career?
The purpose of this study was to examine whether teachers’ motivation to diagnosing, attitude toward diagnosing, the self-efficacy, their knowledge, and reflection on experience in diagnosing would predict their diagnostic competence. The authors also examined whether teachers with professional experience were more competent diagnosticians than students in the second phase of German teacher education who in turn were expected to be more competent than students in the first phase. The findings demonstrate that teachers’ motivation to diagnose and teachers’ knowledge of diagnosing are substantial predictors of teachers’ diagnostic competence.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2018
Should Teachers Be Colorblind? How Multicultural and Egalitarian Beliefs Differentially Relate to Aspects of Teachers' Professional Competence for Teaching in Diverse Classrooms
In this article, the authors examine how cultural beliefs relate to aspects of professional competence. Specifically, the authors focused on multiculturalism and colorblindness. The findings reveal that colorblindness showed a significant negative relationship with willingness to adapt teaching to a culturally diverse student body. The authors also found that multicultural beliefs were related to higher self-efficacy and higher enthusiasm for teaching immigrant students, to less agreement with negative stereotypes about immigrant students' motivation and backgrounds, and to having chosen the teaching profession specifically as a means to foster integration of immigrants in Germany.
Updated: Aug. 14, 2018
Improving Pre-Service Middle School Teachers’ Confidence, Competence, and Commitment to Co-Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms
This study aimed to determine the attitudes of pre-service teachers toward co-teaching and inclusion. It also explored the impact of the systematic approach on participating teacher candidates’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward co-teaching. The authors argue that their approach combines faculty co-teaching of pre-service classes with seminar and field experiences to develop a specific knowledge base and skill set around collaboration and co-teaching. These results indicate that curriculum development must consider and respect the developmental trajectory of pre-service teachers such that their learning is meaningful and deep.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2018
This study aimed to investigate whether the levels of cognitive load and ambiguity are higher in the control group, who received an ad hoc feedback, than in the experimental group, who received a structured feedback. The findings suggest that the use of structured keywords for delivering immediate performance feedback is more beneficial than the ad hoc mode of delivering performance feedback on the three defined problems of pre-service teachers.
Updated: May. 22, 2018
This study that explored student teachers’ learning experiences in initial teacher education (ITE) in relation to competence to work in schools. The findings demonstrate that the development of competence to work in schools was characterised by deep contextualised learning. The authors argue that student teachers’ development of competence to work in schools entails three facets. First, they need to learn about the organizational dimension of teachers’ work and develop understanding of the micro-political realities of schools. Second, they should develop competence in social capital building which involves soliciting affective and cognitive support through establishing networks with multiple actors in schools. Third, the authors note that expanding one’s repertoire of social strategies helps foster a sense of agency in the face of institutional constraints.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2018
This study explored how pre-service teachers perceived their self-efficacy in teaching of technology. The present study reveals that the pre-service teachers who took part had much variation in their confidence and competence to a variety of teaching tasks.Furthermore, the authors also found variation in classroom management.
Updated: Nov. 15, 2017
Examining Professional Learning and the Preparation of Professionally Competent Teachers in Initial Teacher Education
The current paper reports a mixed-methods study showing the relationship between student teachers’ engagement with the practical and conceptual aspects of a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Programme in Hong Kong and different facets of their perceived professional competence. The results show that experiences associated with learning the pragmatic facets of professional practice were more valued by student teachers compared to learning the conceptual aspects of ITE.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2017
This article describes one postgraduate teacher education programme, where video narratives were evaluated as a valid way to assess student teachers’ teaching competencies, promoting connections amongst different competencies, situating these in practice and showing their development over time. The findings revealed that most student teachers succeeded in meeting the set criteria for the video narrative assignment with connected video clips and text frames. However, student teachers also came up with only a few video episodes and loosely connected clips, reflections and other sources. Although most of the students during the programme did explicitly reflect upon their personal development towards becoming a teacher, almost none of them explicitly connected these ideas to their long-term development.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2017
Just Add Hours? An Assessment of Pre-service Teachers’ Perception of the Value of Professional Experience in Attaining Teacher Competencies
In this study, the researchers compared pre-service teachers’ perceptions of their professional competencies at two campuses of a large regional teacher education university. Students who had experienced more hours in schools and such settings were more positive about their, ability to apply their knowledge of students and how they learn, classroom management, professional knowledge and practice, and community engagement; however, when students felt well supported during professional experience, such differences diminished. Additional hours were not associated with pre-service teachers’ perceptions of their ability to apply subject content and teaching; plan, assess and report; and effective student communication.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2017