Search results for: Autonomy
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Glassner and Back, authors of the new book Exploring Heutagogy in Higher Education: Academia Meets the Zeitgeist, present the principles of Heutagogy approach in which let the students decide what and how to learn, with whom and from what resources. Since the success of this learning method is mostly teacher depended, they present the main two roles of the teachers in Heutagogy as motivators and facilitators. The authors suggest the COVID19 pandemic emphasizes the need to develop self-determined learners who take responsibility for their learning to enriches their knowledge, capabilities and personalities.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2020
This article examines the effect of a National Writing Project professional development model on a group of middle school writing teachers. Specifically, the authors examine how contact with other professionals in intensive week-long sessions as well as mentoring from the professional development coach affected the teachers’ concept of themselves as professionals, as writers, and as colleagues, as well as how this attitudinal change affected their classrooms and students. The findings reveal that through participating in the literacy academies, these teachers appear to have revived their interest in teaching and gained confidence in their expertise. The authors find that activities with more positive structural features tend to provide professional development with more positive core features, which in turn tend of produce more positive teacher outcomes.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2016
Research in the self-determination theoretical (SDT) tradition indicates that teachers’ autonomy-supportive behaviors result in students’ greater perceived academic competence, better academic performance, and increased achievement. This study describes autonomy-supportive teacher behaviors in schools participating in Comprehensive School Reform (CSR The authors rarely identified explicit instances of encouragement or teachers engaging the experiences, expertise, or perspective of students.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2008
Unpacking Autonomy and Control in Education: some conceptual and normative groundwork for a comparative analysis
The purpose of this article is to make a contribution to the first two of these tasks which are relatively neglected in the education research literature. The authors begin by unpacking some conceptual complexities involved in debating issues of autonomy and control, distinguishing between three dimensions of autonomy-control: loci and modes of autonomy, domains of autonomy-control and loci and modes of control.
Updated: Jun. 02, 2008
Autonomy or control: discussion of a central dilemma in developing a realistic teacher education in Norway
The article describes the introduction of a collaborative partnership model in initial teacher education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The model has led the way for professional training closely related to the field of practice and meets the need for 'hands-on' oriented teacher education program. The author suggests that educational theory should precede autonomy in the teaching profession, and that only after acquiring educational theory should students be exposed to other teacher education fundamental issues such as control, an important element of the school system.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2007