Search results for: Experiential learning
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This paper contrasts the active learning processes of children and adults by chronicling a service learning project in the United States. The project included 19 university students implemented an anti-bias curriculum with 112 young children.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2009
This study examined several potential sources of teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs to see if differences could be found between novice and experienced teachers. 255 novice and experienced teachers from Ohio and Virginia participated in this study. This study has demonstrated that, compared to career teachers, novice teachers’ self-efficacy seems to be more influenced by contextual factors such as verbal persuasion and the availability of resources.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2008
This article explores some of the challenges of conducting action research in higher education. It arises from an ongoing research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council's Teaching and Learning Research Programme (ESRC/TLRP), 'Learning and Teaching for Social Diversity and Difference', which examines the dynamics of academic engagement in higher education within a multi-dimensional framework.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008
The article reviews a synthesis of evaluation studies of alternative teacher certification programs that were introduced in the Netherlands between 2000 and 2005. The evaluation studies examined intake assessment, workplace learning, mentoring, and opportunities to qualify in all basic aspects of teaching. Findings raised concern about the alternative certification programs and offered some recommendations for change.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008
The article describes a school-based study of teacher education students in Tasmania, relating to the teaching of studies of society and environment (SOSE). The study suggests that teacher preparation programs should encourage greater critical reflection on curriculum documents, and findings highlight teachers' tensions between experimental and/or interdisciplinary approaches to teacher education. The study also explores the selection of fieldwork sites for children's learning and teacher education pedagogies.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2008
In Flanders, action research as a means of enhancing quality in initial teacher training and in teaching practice is not as widespread as in some of the neighbouring countries. In this article the authors argue for trainees and qualified teachers setting up and conducting research in their teaching practice.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2008