Search results for: Pedagogy
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This study examines the pedagogical foundations of modern educational (computer video) games. Specifically, Cooper’s [Cooper, H. (1985, Mar 31–April 4). A taxonomy of literature reviews. In Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL] literature review framework was used to locate and examine relevant literature and games (published between the years 2000 and 2007) and to organize and report findings. A total of 50 articles and 55 educational games met specified selection criteria.Analysis of the games and supporting literature revealed several patterns of practice that may be used to guide future research and development of educational games.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2008
'A Teacher's Job Doesn't Only Happen in the Classroom': Preservice Teachers, the Classroom, and the School
Preservice teachers are expected to enter the profession with skills and deep understanding of education experience. They are asked to become classroom, expert in pedagogy, content, and emotional needs of the student. 44 teachers participated in discussions of causes, and school policies, and targeted harassment and bullying. The 15 week course included journal entries focused on student responses.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2008
An in-service training program for veteran teachers returning to college is explored in this article. The program was the collaborative initiative of two instructors, one specializing in qualitative research methods and the other in applied rhetorical analysis.
Updated: Nov. 25, 2008
Critical Elements for the Science Teacher to Adopt a Student-centered Approach: The Case of a Teacher in Transition
This case study describes the teacher's perceptions, epistemology, and understandings of student-oriented learning environments during a large project in which teachers from Grades 7 to 11 implemented an interactive-constructivist approach in place of a traditional teacher-oriented approach. Analysis from data revealed a consistency between the emerging themes such as the teacher's conceptual and pedagogical knowledge, hypothetical learning trajectory, and the teacher's beliefs and teaching practice.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2008
A Preliminary Investigation of Prospective Teachers' Reasoning About Case Studies with Expert Commentary
This article presents the results of a research study that used a mixed design methodology to investigate the effect of expert commentaries on prospective teachers' reasoning about inclusion case studies. Results indicate that prospective teachers are reluctant to accept theoretical and pedagogical information that conflicts with their own previously held conceptions, even when it is presented through case methods.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2008
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
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
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