Search results for: Inquiry
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Arts-informed inquiry has attracted a great deal of controversy in recent times as it has gained popularity as an educational research methodology in teacher education. The paper suggests principles for its use in exploring relevant questions in teacher education research and investigates some of the issues that have been used to challenge its integrity.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2009
In this paper, the curriculum workshop (CW) is elaborated as an approach to professional learning, deliberation and inquiry. It offers a comprehensive framework for school-based deliberation and inquiry. This approach is rooted in curriculum theory, promises a broad range of applications in teacher education and provides tools to assess the trustworthiness of processes and outcomes.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2009
The article examines student and teachers expectations and experiences in a reading undergraduate teacher education course. Students in the course were middle-school education majors and speech pathology majors; the educational backgrounds and identities of these students presented lack of fit with each other and, for some, with the inquiry-based nature of the course pedagogy.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
This article introduces conversations and stories as data which I reproduced in response to the research questions, dreams, memory work and collective biography workshops with my participants. The article rechoreographs the process that enabled storytelling to emerge as a method of inquiry and a mode of representing the research.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2008
The article describes experiences on narrative inquiry and memoirs for experienced early childhood educators. The author recounts the steps he took in selecting reading texts and activities for the course, and emphasizes the value of using poetry as a form of narrative for helping early childhood educators represent and understand key experiences and influences in their personal and professional lives.
Updated: Sep. 04, 2008
The study explores the term 'inquiry' to promote social justice in practical and theoretical knowledge for preservice teachers. It led the teachers to reflect on ideals of social justice with regard to teaching diverse learners. The inquiry process may assist teacher education programs that address ways of observing, questioning, and inventing may well be a valuable strategy in the development of social justice educators.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2008
Examining the practice of beginning teachers’ micropolitical literacy within professional inquiry communities
The study explores beginning teachers' examination of the politics of inquiry communities. The qualitative study aims at examining how novice teachers learn to fit in politically in inquiry groups, and construct understandings of the organizational structures and professional cultures of their schools.
Updated: May. 01, 2008
Distributed Cognition in a Sixth-Grade Classroom: An Attempt to Overcome Alternative Conceptions About Light and Color
In this study, we discuss the scaffolded design of ODRES (Observe, Discuss, and Reason with Evidence in Science), a computer tool that was designed to be used with elementary school children in science, and report on the effects of learning with ODRES on students’ conceptual understandings about light, color, and vision.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2008
Conflicts arising in learning communities are the subject of the study. An analysis of a small group of teachers over a 2-year period was conducted. Data gathered included journal entries, focus-group discussions and individual interviews. Weick's (1979) four developmental stages of collaboration provide a broader understanding of why conflict occurs in learning communities and its effect on collaborative learning.
Updated: Apr. 08, 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