Search results for: Pedagogy
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Meeting the Needs of Middle Grade Science Learners Through Pedagogical and Technological Intervention
The goal of this study was to examine the effects of inserting laptops and science technology tools in middle school environments. Working together with a local university, middle school science teachers wrote and aligned curricula, explored relevant science education literature, and prepared evaluation measures for their year-long implementation of laptops, probeware, and other scientific hardware and software. The findings revealed differences in student achievement, responses to pedagogy, and effectiveness of tools implemented by teachers over the course of the year.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010
Becoming A University Lecturer in Teacher Education: Expert School Teachers Reconstructing their Pedagogy and Identity
This article contributes to understanding of the professional learning of expert school teachers when they are appointed as university-based teacher educators. A qualitative analysis is used to interpret the transcripts of 16 semi-structured interviews with newly appointed lecturers, in a large UK teacher education department, who have moved from school-based teacher roles and have less than five years' experience working in higher education. The new teacher educators experience tensions within the educational partnership and professional field about the value of abstract knowledge compared with work-based practice and about what a lecturer in teacher education should be.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010
Situated Learning Theory and The Pedagogy of Teacher Education: Towards an Integrative View of Teacher Behavior and Teacher Learning
The aim of the present article is to examine the question of what the Lave and Wenger perspective could mean to teacher educators' and researchers' understanding of teacher behavior and teacher learning, and to the pedagogy used in teacher education. Based on their work, a three-level model of learning is used to analyze the friction between teacher behavior in practice and the wish to ground teachers' practices in theory. This model leads to concrete implications for the pedagogy of teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
Through theoretically driven case studies, the research reported here considers the ways in which students in different social class settings are inducted into school knowledge. The paper brings to the centre the social class positioning of teachers in considering their role in schooling processes. The central question of the paper is whether the authors can establish a relationship between teachers' own social class backgrounds, their professional dispositions and their pedagogic practice.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
This study describes an innovative leadership development program in self-awareness in the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College. It describes both the theoretical and practical pedagogy of self-awareness training. The themes that emerged from the data led to the development of cognitive maps for practitioners that provide heuristics and developmental guides for practice, as well as refinements of the training protocols.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009
The outcomes of a two-pronged 'real-world' learning project in Australia, which aimed to expand the views of pre-service teachers about learning, pedagogy and diversity, will be discussed in this article. Using Butin's conceptual framework for service learning, the authors show evidence that this approach can enable pre-service teachers to see new realities about the dilemmas and ambiguities of performing as learners and as teachers.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2009
It's Not All About School: Ways of Disrupting Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Pedagogy and Communication
The paper reports on an authentic learning opportunity offered to 22 pre-service teachers in their first year at university, which attempts to disrupt these perceptions about learning and pedagogy. Using a new application of Butin's conceptual framework, the authors show that during the project these participants developed more complex notions of learners and ways of making meaning.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2009
Getting The Fish Out of The Water: Considering Benefits and Problems of Doing Research on Teacher Education at An International Level
In this article, the authors focus in particular on the understanding of three main components of teacher education: mathematics, mathematics pedagogy and general pedagogy. They also juxtapose two extreme models: Germany and the US.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
The present study explores the ways in which participating in a study group helped five US middle school teachers alter their construction of knowledge. The members came together to improve their knowledge on assessment for learning in response to school-level and district-level pressures.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2009
The paper explores how the London Providers Mentoring Group, a community of practice adopting an 'inquiry as stance' philosophy, has worked towards a pedagogy of mentor education. The paper outlines tensions the group has faced resulting from the changing nature of provision for initial teacher education in England. The main purpose here is to present an analysis of activities designed by mentor educators to enhance learning in mentors and to begin to describe a pedagogy of mentor education.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2009