Search results for: Higher education
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A new book by Leah Shagrir describes a researcher's journey to carry out an ethnographic study. The book describes how the various stops along the way allowed investigation of the research area from a variety of viewpoints, in order to fulfil diverse roles, and to present the research findings in a range of voices: the voice of the teacher educator, the voice of the faculty member, the voice of the ethnographic researcher, and the voice of the student. Using the voice of each role to present the issue allows one to examine it from a unique perspective and to get a broad and deep picture of the research population, process and results. Such a multi-dimensional perspective enables the presentation of a whole; emphasizing experiences, perceptions, values, world views, rules and regulations, culture and life style, interpersonal and intrapersonal relations.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2016
“We Were Told We’re Not Teachers … It Gets Difficult to Draw the Line”: Negotiating Roles in Peer-Assisted Study Sessions
In this article, the authors explore how relationships between peer facilitators and students in a Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program impacted on education students as independent learners. The findings reveal that PASS participants discussed experiences of the program, revealing tensions between what students and facilitators felt should happen in PASS, and how they acted differently. The authors conclude that they recognize the importance of training that focuses on facilitating student-centered sessions, which address study skills and deepen understanding of course material. Facilitators could be encouraged to work collegially in generating a range of activities that promote active learning for PASS participants.
Updated: Oct. 09, 2016
Practice What We Preach: Differentiating Instruction and Assessment in a Higher Education Classroom as a Model of Effective Pedagogy for Early Childhood Teacher Education Candidates
In this paper, two university colleagues present challenges related to meeting a plethora of learner needs in a course with participants from three different programs of study. The authors describe the challenges faced, steps taken to use the challenges as opportunities for growth, and the outcomes of their efforts.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2016
Releasing the Hidden Academic? Learning from Teacher-Educators’ Responses to a Writing Support Programme
This article describes the initiation of a writing support programme for teacher educators in a new university and analyses its impact. A key finding has been that supporting staff to write is not simply a case of ‘hurrying them along’ but requires understanding of the particular barriers to writing for this group.
Updated: Sep. 28, 2016
A Comparative Study of Awarding Organisation and HEI Initial Teacher Training Programmes for the Lifelong Learning Sector in England
The central purpose of this research was to ascertain the views of teachers and teacher educators in the lifelong learning sector in England about the comparative ‘value’ of different forms of initial teacher training (ITT). The article reveals that both teachers and teacher educators perceive HEI programmes as superior to other forms of teacher training, in terms of both labour-market currency and the quality of learning provided. Although the majority of respondents regarded awarding body courses as adequate, the data reveal that most believed that HEI provision offers a different learning experience to that provided by alternative awarding bodies. Furthermore, both teachers and teacher educators believed that HEI-validated courses offered a challenging experience combining theory and practice.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2016
The present study explores the tensions and challenges experienced by new teacher educators in higher education in England, large numbers of whom are coming directly from posts as schoolteachers. The study suggests that new teacher educators may inevitably default to an impoverished pedagogical model in the early stages of their practice, and argues that this is an area which warrants further consideration by the teacher education community as a whole.
Updated: Sep. 04, 2016
The purpose of this review was to systematically identify and analyze relevant scholarly sources that represent existing research on mentoring in educational development, i.e. in relation to practices, processes and effects of mentoring for university teaching. The findings reveal that The findings reveal that there was a lack of clarity or definition surrounding mentoring and similar terms, coaching and tutoring and the lack of methodological rigour in many studies.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016
This article seeks to understand how persistent categories of written language in institutional texts support the cultural-historical production and re-production of teacher educators as kinds of academic workers in Australia. A surprising finding was the almost complete absence of the ‘teacher educator’ within these texts. Analysis revealed, instead, textual distinctions between the advertisements (shown to be preoccupied with the image and positioning of institutional priorities and the supporting materials) which were characterised by the language of Human Resources.
Updated: Aug. 01, 2016
The author reflects on the experience of being a participant in the Work of Teacher Education (WoTE) research, and draws on conceptualisations of teacher education as domestic labour. She argues that teacher educators’ closeness to classroom practice acts as a determining factor in their symbolic annihilation, a concept usually applied to study of the media that argues that the absence of representation, or underrepresentation, of some groups of people is a means of maintaining social inequality.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2016
This review article aims to analyse the ways in which books within the SEDA series have contributed to thinking in higher education pedagogy over this time. The authors have approached the texts through three lenses, analysing them chronologically, thematically and by the orientation of the authors towards educational development. They demonstrate that the coverage of topics and the syntheses of ideas that the texts represent have holistically provided invaluable coverage of the key thinking in the field.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2016