Search results for: Student attitudes
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This article describes the accounts of school students regarding the difference between traditional and competence-based models. The data demonstrate the tensions caused by pupils’ perceptions of the demands of summative assessment systems, which reflect a very different epistemology from experiential/competence models. The authors conclude that greater pedagogical literacy, attention to professional development, assessment reform and engaging students as partners in curriculum reform are needed.
Updated: Sep. 15, 2013
Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity: Preservice Teacher Knowledge, Preparedness, and the Need for Teacher Education to Make a Difference
The purpose of this study was to investigate preservice teacher knowledge regarding the about cyberethics, cybersafety, and cybersecurity (C3) topics. The study also aimed to identify what C3 topics preservice teachers report that they currently know well enough to model or teach. The researchers designed the C3 Awareness and Instructional Preparedness Instrument to examine the preservice teachers' ability to model or teach 75 C3 topics. The results reveal that the preservice teachers surveyed do not possess adequate C3 knowledge nor the ability to teach their future students to keep themselves and their data safe from harm.
Updated: Sep. 08, 2013
Various discourses of the body, including those around appearance, health and fitness, circulate within societal institutions and through relations of power these impact on the way in which we come to understand bodies. This research investigates the impact of various cultures of the body, on pre-service physical education teachers' understandings and meaning making about bodies, fitness, health and personal engagement in bodywork.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a model for integrating assistive technology (AT) throughout a preservice undergraduate special education teacher preparation program at a large public university. Results indicated that special education teacher candidates were satisfied with their AT instruction and felt prepared for using ATs with students.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2013
The main purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of simSchool in improving participants’ scores in teacher preparation and attitudes toward inclusion. Findings revealed that students who participated in the teaching simulation scored higher on the teacher preparation survey and valued simulations and computer games more.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2013
The authors examined the effect of a new academic mentoring program on student academic integration, success and persistence. Specifically, the authors focused on the MIRES program (Mentoring for the Integration and Success of Science Students) aimed at preventing student dropout in math, science and technology. The MIRES program was implemented in two colleges in the Quebec City area. The results showed that participation in the MIRES programs had positive effects on motivation, career decision profile, college adjustment and academic success and persistence of students. The findings also revealed that the MIRES program had a greater impact on the perseverance of male, rather than female students.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2013
This study aimed to understand pre-service teachers’ use of online journaling (or blogging) to contextualize, question, construct and transform their understanding of their initial field experience within an urban school setting. The findings suggest transformative shifts in the areas of developing confidence and observation skills, understanding the complexity of schools, developing concern for others, promoting democratic ideals and becoming a professional.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2013
The purpose of this reflective position paper is threefold: to provide teacher educators with three literature-based reasons to share with their students about why it is important to listen to parents; to identify familiar comments, concerns, and feelings that the students have voiced about listening to parents; and to provide five practical cooperative-learning activities that will potentially influence their students' practices.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2013
To Me It’s Like Having a Kid, Kind Of: Analysis of Student Reflections in a Developmental Mentoring Program
The authors explore the experiences of sixth grade students who participated in the Chapel Buddy program. This program pairs sixth graders with kindergarten students in order to ease the transition to kindergarten and middle school. The findings indicated that the students’ understanding of the mentoring role evolved and matured over the course of the year. Results also indicated that the ability to form an effective relationship with their mentees was the primary factor that influenced the value and satisfaction of the mentors’ experience.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2013
One-to-One Laptop Teacher Education: Does Involvement Affect Candidate Technology Skills and Dispositions?
The authors examine differences in student technology outcomes between a pilot 1:1 program with ubiquitous technology use and a more traditional program in which our candidates are expected to complete specific technology requirements in each course. The authors found that after the post-test that the beliefs of laptop candidates about educational uses of technology and skill level with educational technology significantly increased. The results also indicated that teacher candidates who were not given ubiquitous access did not improve in skill level, nor did their beliefs about educational technology change.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2013