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This study presents one instructor’s perceptions of her roles, focusing on her activities in a blended course. The results indicated that the instructor saw her roles primarily as pedagogical, managerial, social, and technical. In addition, the instructor indicated that she needed to change and adapt thoughtfully her previous teaching philosophy and methods to her students and the blended environment. As a result, her experiences with this new blended approach helped evolve her own pedagogy and professional practices both in face-to-face and blended course teaching.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2015
This study addresses research questions regarding how mentors perceive their role, what preparation they receive to serve as effective mentors, and what are their professional needs. The study illuminates essential aspects of the mentors’ role perception and the impact of mentoring education on the professional identity of mentors. The implications are that low involvement in PD workshops could be linked to the uncertainty in mentors’ own self-perception as mentors.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2015
Towards Post-intercultural Teacher Education: Analysing ‘Extreme’ Intercultural Dialogue to Reconstruct Interculturality
The author explores the impact of a course on ‘multicultural education’ given to a cohort of ‘local’ and international student teachers studying to become Newly Qualified Teachers. The methodology rests on the use of a documentary on ‘extreme’ intercultural dialogue that the students discussed at the end of the course. The author hypothesises that the documentary, which is often conflictual, would help him to evaluate the students’ learning and how they discuss and problematise such a case of ‘intercultural dialogue’ in education and relate it to their future practice.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2015
Beliefs about Teaching: Persistent or Malleable? A Longitudinal Study of Prospective Student Teachers’ Beliefs
This study explored the change in university students’ beliefs about the role of teachers. The findings reveal that the most commonly-used metaphor type was the teacher as pedagogue, reflecting the idea of the teacher as a nurturer. The students showed tendencies in their preferences for forms of expertise in the teacher’s knowledge-base measure similar to the categorisation of their metaphors. Another interesting trend is the relatively high emphasis on didactics on the knowledge-base measure by the users of self-referential and contextual metaphors in both years. Furthermore, beliefs as measured on the knowledge-base instrument tended to remain unchanged. Metaphor categorisation may be more vulnerable to subjective interpretation.
Updated: Apr. 13, 2015
In this article, the authors review literature on humanistic teacher education. They described humanistic characteristics for today's teachers. Selected humanistic dispositions, or the action components that rise from humanistic beliefs, are particularly important for today's teachers and current trends in education. The authors group these dispositions and accompanying pedagogies into three categories: individual, relational, and contextual. They recommend that programs and graduate degrees for in-service teachers should emphasize the teaching and assessing of humanistic dispositions.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2015
In this article, the authors use recent empirical research into the school-based mentoring of student teachers to describe three conceptions of mentor teacher roles and responsibilities. The article describes the following roles that include a consideration of the mentor teacher as (1) instructional coach, (2) emotional support system, and (3) socializing agent.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2014
In this study, the authors intended to focus on: (1) the development of teachers’ self-perception of their roles; (2) the major concerns of the teacher candidates; and (3) the reasons behind these concerns. The findings revealed that the participants considered their roles as teachers as being both the authority and facilitator in the classroom, and focused on both content delivery and student moral development. The authors claim that it is important for teacher educators to recognize teacher candidates’ struggles between the ideal and the reality of teaching, and their concerns with the ways they present themselves in front of the students.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2014
Inclusive Education: Pre-service Teachers' Reflexive Learning on Diversity and Their Challenging Role
In this article, two teacher educators from Australian universities explored reflexive practices in preparing pre-service teachers for their complex teaching roles in the twenty-first century. Findings revealed that reflexive learning was a key mediating strategy in expanding the participants' consciousness. Participants engaged in confronting assumptions, raising awareness of diverse learning needs and critiquing social justice principles and equity issues.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2014
This article focuses on the professional and academic development of mid-career teacher educators from two universities in England. The objectives of the study were to analyse and compare the career experiences of teacher educators. Clear landmarks were identified in both contexts, with development in teaching seen as largely positive, while research development was much more varied.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2014
Dancing in the Ditches: Reflecting on the Capacity of a University/School Partnership to Clarify the Role of a Teacher Educator
The present article examines common themes identified in the roles required and/or perceived for teacher educators by both teachers and teacher educators. Collaboration, discussion and critique enabled personal reflection as teacher educators worked as partners to schools in a state-sponsored teaching and learning skills project. The teacher educators were required to be change agents at the interface of theory and practice and their experiences reflected individual journeys, but their reflections have ongoing implications for clarifying and professionalising the role of teacher educators.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2014