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Teacher work is described as increasing in complexity and intensity. Reasons for this include societal changes, reformed and increased work tasks, but also multitasking. The concept of multitasking is discussed as it relates to teachers' activities. The concept of synchronous work is developed and discussed as it relates to structural influences, involving concepts that conflict in some respects.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2009
This article develops a model for self-directed professional development using interview data from 55 Zimbabwean A-level Science and Mathematics teachers. It focuses on teachers' decisions about using ICT in their own professional development.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2009
In this study, the authors found that as new early childhood teachers enter schools, they interact with teacher aides and parents daily. However, the new teachers do not feel prepared for negotiating these professional adult relationships. These underlying tensions then affect children's development and learning. To address such situations, the authors propose the use of Boal's forum theatre (Boal, 1979) as a performative critical model for early childhood teacher education and support the advantages it offers for exploring issues facing early childhood teachers that may not be commonly addressed in teacher education classrooms.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009
Motivating Teachers to Enact Free-Choice Project-Based Learning in Science and Technology (PBLSAT): Effects of a Professional Development Model
The authors examined the effects of a long-term, continuous professional development (CPD) model, designed to support teachers to enact Project-Based Learning (PBLSAT). How do novice PBLSAT teachers view their acquisition of PBLSAT skills and how do expert PBLSAT teachers, who enacted the program 5–7 years, perceive the program? The authors suggest that the CPD model helps teachers develop a sense of personal ownership and customization for the program, through multi-staged support to integrate student free-choice PBL into the formal science curriculum.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2009
The paper presents a reciprocal model of mentoring as an alternative approach to more traditional mentoring models. A mentor, experienced with online course delivery and pedagogy, worked with six online instructors over two academic terms within a reciprocal mentorship model. The model was designed to build a collaborative learning relationship which would benefit each partner. The mentoring was scheduled on a just-in-time basis in response to each online instructor's needs.
Updated: Feb. 02, 2009
Rethinking Classroom-Oriented Instructional Development Models to Mediate Instructional Planning in Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments
Adopting an activity theoretical perspective towards instructional planning in the technology-enhanced learning environments (TELE), this paper examines two existing classroom-oriented instructional development (ID) models: the model of Reiser and Dick (1996) and the model of Morrison, Ross, and Kemp (2004). It then constructs a classroom-oriented expansive and reflective ID model.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
Comprehensive School Reform Instructional Practices Throughout a School Year: The Role of Subject Matter, Grade Level, and Time of Year
The achievement effects of Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) programs have been studied through the use of input-output models, in which type of CSR program is the input and student achievement is the output. This study focuses on observations of math and reading/language arts lessons in classrooms implementing an array of CSR programs to better understand what occurs in CSR classrooms. The authors found that students were productively involved in assigned tasks and that classrooms were pleasant and task oriented in both mathematics and reading/language arts.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2008
A Culture of Collaborative Inquiry: Learning to Develop and Support Professional Learning Communities
In this research, a group of 12 professional development providers deliberately set out to use the same processes and structures in their development and implementation of a PD model. The research examines what this group learned about fostering and sustaining a culture of collaborative inquiry and considers how this can inform PD providers’ support of teachers’ engagement in a collaborative inquiry cycle. The findings inform the support of teachers undertaking collaborative inquiry for professional growth.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2008
The present study reviews prior studies on educational blogs and traditional computer-mediated communication (CMC) applications and analyzes the benefits of educational blogs over traditional CMC tools. It develops a model for the use of blogs in educational contexts by taking into account socio-technical systems theory. The model contributes to interactivity, an open system, a visualization tool, and a decentralized environment of online communication circumstance.
Updated: Dec. 01, 2008
In this paper, the authors sought to understand how teachers chose to integrate a hybrid online education program in their classrooms, how students responded to this choice, and how students' experiences were influenced by the integration model chosen by the teachers. The authors discuss four integration models in the context of hybrid online education and particularly in adventure learning. Finally, the authors provide recommendations for the design, development, implementation, and integration of hybrid online education programs.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2008