Search results for: Pedagogy
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This article uses specific issues surrounding course blogging to provide a series of reflections regarding the articulation between pedagogy and technology in creating a next generation learning space and discourse community. It investigates the underlying structure and necessary constituent elements of a successful blog assignment.It suggests that blog assignments may not succeed equally well in all subject areas and gives a number of possible reasons.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2008
An Exploration for a Critical Practicum Pedagogy: Dialogical Relationships and Reflections among a Group of Student Teachers
Student teachers' potential to change and reflect on their activities can be positively influenced by the opportunities created in teacher education programs. This paper explores an educative opportunity with the researcher and his practicum advisees by facilitating a continuum of reflective school-based activities through a dialogical relationship.The action research was an exploratory practicum pedagogy in which the researcher, as a teacher educator practitioner, and eight student teachers as pedagogical and research participants, seized opportunities of collaboration and dialogical relationships.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2008
This article report on the impact of pedagogical training and self-efficacy beliefs on teachers. 200 teachers were divided into groups depending on the amount pedagogical training they had. The results indicated that pedagogical training had an effect on scales measuring conceptual change/student-focused approach and self-efficacy beliefs.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2008
The article explores the content and structure of pedagogical values, utilizing 24 teachers who were encouraged to articulate their beliefs regarding their professional morality and their school community. The study emphasizes the value structure that should prevail in schools, so they could be considered educative institutions, and claims that the teaching profession should be recognized as a complex of ideals essential to teachers' roles.
Updated: May. 27, 2008
Emotional Ecology: The Intersection of Emotional Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teaching
The article describes a study exploring pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and emotional knowledge in teaching and learning, utilizing theoretical and empirical examples. The author explains by the term 'emotional ecology,' that the teacher's emotional knowledge about teaching and learning is an integrative part of the teacher's knowledge, and that emotional knowledge occurs on several planes.
Updated: May. 27, 2008
Male Teachers as Role Models: Addressing Issues of Masculinity, Pedagogy and the Re-Masculinization of Schooling
This article focuses on the call for more male teachers as role models in elementary schools and treats it as a manifestation of 'recuperative masculinity politics' (Lingard & Douglas, 1999). Attention is drawn to the problematic gap between neo-liberal educational policy–related discussions about male teacher shortage in elementary schools and research-based literature which provides a more nuanced analysis of the impact of gender relations on male teachers' lives and developing professional identities.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2008
The article describes a teacher education model that provides a resolution of conflicts resulting from innovative pedagogical theories and their antiquated and inequitable use in school environments. The model can also be used to develop teachers' professional knowledge.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2008
The article examines contemporary American educational discourse and why despite the justifiable and inspiring ideals of student centeredness and democratic education, American education often results in poor educational outcomes. The author cites inconsistencies of intent and practice at the core of the problem.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2008
Mentor Advice Giving in an Alternative Certification Program for Secondary Science Teaching: Opportunities and Roadblocks in Developing a Knowledge Base for Teaching
The article explores mentoring as an important component of alternative certification programs, and what the protégés actually learn about science teaching. Finding of the study which focused on two mentors and their protégés indicate that mentors gave more general pedagogical advice than science specific pedagogical content knowledge. No advice was given about topics of inquiry, the nature of science, or science literacy. The author calls for increased communication between teacher educators and mentors and benchmarks for certification programs.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2008
This paper reports a self-study of developing an integrated play-based pedagogy in a preservice early childhood teacher education subject about play. It is framed by understandings of play in children's lives and adult learning. The self-study was initially driven by a contradiction between teaching preservice teachers about play through didactic means and learning about play through play. Other tensions subsequently arose in this self-study and required me to reframe my thoughts and actions so I could move forward.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2008