Search results for: Teacher development
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The purpose of the present study is to investigate the growth and development of a novice teacher participating in a Continuing professional development (CPD) project. Based on the findings of the current paper, the CPD project supports the professional development of a novice teacher in three areas. First, it helps develop teaching competencies. Second, it promotes positive socialization in organization and in the profession. Finally, it facilitates the development of one’s professional identity. This study illustrates the important challenges teacher educators face in finding new ways to create learning opportunities in teaching students and novice teachers. Such opportunities would be meaningful for teacher educators in their own professional development and growth.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2014
A Multilevel Analysis of the Impact of a Professional Learning Community, Faculty Trust in Colleagues and Collective Efficacy on Teacher Commitment to Students
The current study investigated the relationships between a professional learning community (PLC), faculty trust in colleagues, teachers’ collective efficacy, and their commitment to students. The findings from the Hong Kong teacher sample indicated that two PLC factors including collective learning and application and supportive conditions – structures, and the factors faculty trust in colleagues and collective teacher efficacy could significantly and positively account for the school-level variances of teachers’ commitment to students.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012
The goal of this article is to establish a conceptual framework to support a scholarship that will provide well-articulated and examined models and tools to support the development of prospective and practicing teachers. The author concludes that advancing scholarship that capitalizes on the expertise and talent of faculty who not only understand but also skillfully enact the work of preparing teachers is vital to the progress of the field.
Updated: May. 28, 2012
This paper applies the researcher’s core concept, the zone of proximal development to teacher education. The resulting model for educating teaching candidates within zones of proximal teacher development synthesizes findings from Vygotskyan research into Western models of teacher education. The article recognizes and addresses the powerful influence of prior learning experiences and local teaching practices on candidates’ development.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011
In this article, the authors investigate the heuristic potential in the image of the teacher‐as‐stranger. The authors also use this image as a frame for reflecting on teacher change and growth. This research provides concepts with which to describe the educational potential in the ‘strangeness’ experienced by all teachers.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
Classroom-Level Curriculum Development: EFL Teachers as Curriculum-Developers, Curriculum-Makers and Curriculum-Transmitters
This qualitative study aimed to explore teacher curriculum approaches and the strategies attached to each approach. The study was grounded in teacher curriculum development, curriculum implementation, teacher development, student cognitive and affective change and constructivism. Working with English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers and mixed-nationality college students, the study reached a teacher curriculum approach classification comprising curriculum-transmission, curriculum-development and curriculum-making. It recommended alternatives for teacher, student and curriculum development, curriculum implementation and teacher training.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
Lifting Off the Ground to Return Anew: Mediated Praxis, Transformative Learning, and Social Design Experiments
The article proposes an approach to teacher development that situates learning in its context of development, with attention to what is learned, what tools are appropriated, and how teaching and learning are mediated in practice. The authors present the social design experiment which are cultural historical formations designed to promote transformative learning for adults and children, as a tool for imagining and designing robust learning ecologies. The authors illustrate how cultural historical concepts of learning and development and situated practice become the means for university students to gain distance and reflect on the beliefs and practices that have informed their understandings of teaching.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2010
The author claims that if teachers are to participate in the politics that determine curriculum and pedagogy, education programs must provide differentiated credentials that welcome adults into teaching and offer insight into the processes of political organizing and public speech. The author concludes that it is only through collective public action with their peers and with their communities that teachers can influence curriculum and change their schools.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2010
The goal of this study is to investigate the nature of student-teachers' learning practices in primary school chemistry classroom contexts. The theoretical approach of this study is based on the sociocultural view of learning and development. Forty university students participated in the study at the at the Department of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education, Oulu University, Finland. This qualitative case study follows a three-step research design: pre-narrative, intervention and post-narrative, in order to highlight the practices involved in teacher learning and development.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
The Use of Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies in Special Education Settings in Secondary Schools: Development, Implementation and Outcomes
This study examined the level of implementation of evidence-based practices by teachers after they participated in a unique training program aimed at enhancing the use of evidence-based practices. The results indicate that five months post-training, 62% of the evidence-based strategies had been implemented and these levels were maintained 13-months post-training.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2009