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Using a “communities of practice” approach, this case study explores the connections between teachers’ evidence-based decision-making practices and their efficacy beliefs. Findings indicate that teachers co-construct their efficacy beliefs in in their communities of practice.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2012
The current article analyses the dilemmas and practical tensions in implementing competence-based vocational education. Eleven case studies were conducted in technical secondary vocational education. The results show that schools meet various fundamental issues in realising this approach. Characteristics like coaching, reflection and authenticity are scarcely found.
Updated: Feb. 07, 2012
Career Pathways: Does Remaining Close to the Classroom Matter for Early Career Teachers? A Study of Practice in New Zealand and the USA
This paper presents a case study of an early career teacher in order to illustrate and provide a platform from which to consider two teacher leadership roles – the consulting teacher in Maryland, USA and the specialist classroom teacher in New Zealand. The case study presented in this article show how teachers can be mobilized to accept the leadership of their colleagues when their talk is about learning.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2012
The Problematic Context of Mentoring: Evidence from an English Language Teaching Department at a Turkish University
The purpose of this study is to investigate the participants’ perceptions and experiences about the concepts of ‘mentor’ and ‘mentoring’. Six English Language Teaching Department (ELT) students, who were in the final year of their training and one English teacher who was the subject mentor of the students at the practice school participated in the study. The findings demonstrate that the students found mentoring useful, particularly in putting theory into practice, and working in an authentic teaching environment. However, the students obviously needed more critical, constructive, structured, and immediate assistance and feedback for their survival stage of teaching, which is an important responsibility of a mentor.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2012
Assessing Student Workload in Problem Based Learning: Relationships among Teaching Method, Student Workload and Achievement. A Case Study in Natural Sciences
The current study explores student workload after a change in teaching style from lecture to Problem Based Learning and Cooperative Learning. The proposed method approach the time student spend working, identifying over/underloadings. The study also examines relationship of this method with student outcomes.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2011
Creative teaching is necessary to meet the complex needs of students and society. The current article reviews 12 Canadian case studies of creative teaching conducted by a creative teaching research group. The findings reveal that Canadian creative teachers are distinctive using intrapersonal awareness in service of their teaching. Furthermore, Canadian teachers base creative instructional choices on their values, emphasizing community.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2011
The current case study investigates how several universities in the state of Connecticut responded to teacher education accreditation policy between 2002 and 2006. Using a cognitive perspective on policy implementation and a purposeful sample, the authors describe three common responses: articulation of a programme-wide conceptual framework, greater focus on teacher candidate assessment, and the creation of data collection systems.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011
This article uses an examination of marketization in Philadelphia over a six-year period to explore the ability of individuals and groups to work with and influence the school district and hold officials accountable. The authors find that the marketization of education in Philadelphia had a major impact on the district’s institutional structure and practices for interacting with local stakeholders.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2011
This study explored and reformulated definitions of classroom dialogue—in which teachers and students exchange, evaluate, and build on ideas—in the context of interactive whiteboard use. This article focuses on the collaborative theory-building process itself, whose aim was to exploit insights derived from research to stimulate and inform thinking, guide principled development of new classroom practices, and refine the theory. Three university researchers and three United Kingdom teachers, along with their students aged 10–14, took part in the research
Updated: Oct. 27, 2011
The Situated Dynamics of Purposes of Engagement and Self-Regulation Strategies: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of Writing
This study proposes that motivation and self-regulation strategies are integrated in purpose-strategies action orientations, which are constructed through a situated and dynamic meaning-making process. The study presents a case analysis of one Israeli ninth-grade female student who engaged in a writing task. The findings suggest that the situated purpose of engagement should be an integral element in conceptions of self-regulation.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2011