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The article examines the relationship between research and effective teaching in higher education, utilizing concept mapping. The approach is used to suggest that rich and complex networks are indicative of expert status, but these are seldom made explicit to students. Instead, most lesson plans are comprised of simple linear structures. The linear structures, according to the authors lead to learning strategies rather than to individual meaning making.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2008
The article contradicts the notion that teaching and learning in practice are forms of applied science. Using middle school science classrooms, the authors argue that the true process driving both teaching and learning is inquiry. As teachers experimented directly with the working notions of seeing, relational knowing, mindful embodiment, and assessment as interrelated and interdependent with inquiry, the teaching/learning outcomes authorized more and more inquiry in teachers' - and then students' – practices.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2008
The article explores research from 1995 to 2004 into prservice teacher education in Australia. An overview of research describes themes and topics, methodologies, general strengths and weaknesses and general trends.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2008
What Does it Mean to be a 'Good' Early Childhood Teacher? An Analysis of Themes in Application Essays Submitted to Two Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification Programs
The article describes a content analysis study of preservice students' applications to their education programs. The findings of the applicant essays showed interesting similarities regarding their perceptions of 'good' and 'bad' early childhood education teachers. A discussion of the results' implications for teacher education programs follows.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2008
The article describes a study of Turkish chemistry and biology student teachers which examined the value of educational research. The students were given questionnaires and were also requested to submit research reports. Results indicate that the student teachers found that the research projects helped the, gain knowledge of about research methodology and problem solving skills, and provided them with insights to teaching and learning.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2008
Discussion of educational ideologies offers insights into the debates, historical contexts, and policy and reform agendas that shape the politics of authority while neglecting empirical realities. Qualitative studies present empirical data and analyses on the challenges intrinsic to classroom relations, but, exceptions aside, they often lack explicit attention to authority. More research focused on classroom authority as a social construction is needed to address critical educational concerns for contemporary practitioners, policy makers, and researchers.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2008
Students in the Physiotherapy Programme carried out a group project in their final year of studies. The objectives of the project were that the students learn and appreciate the process and activities involved in research, acquire deeper understanding of a topic in their professional interest, learn to work as a team, manage their own time, collaborate with others and produce a meaningful report. In the case of group work, usually the written report is assessed and the same mark is given to all members.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008
A Sound Research Base for Beginning Teacher Education: Robust hope, action policy analysis and Top of the Class
The article addresses a report of an inquiry into teacher education in Australia, based on Raymond Wiliams' strategies for 'making hope practical.' The report explored the relationships between the five interdependent strategies, and their relationship to sound educational research. The five strategies included critical self-reflection regarding good educational research; identifying good sense in policies and challenging teacher educators to advance life-enhancing agendas; engaging in research with winners and losers in education; assessing the desirability and dangers in current teacher education policies, and communicating the spirit of teacher education publicly.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2008
Countering insularity in teacher education: academic work on pre-service courses in nursing, social work and teacher education
The issues of second order practice are examined in this article which compares teacher educators and educators of preservice courses for nurses and social workers. The article highlights teaching in higher education, research for scholarship, contribution to the original professional field and service to the university, as elements that bolster professional practices. Another discussion centers around tensions created for professional educators when they consider imperatives of both higher education and professional fields.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2007