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This study examined whether and how writing their own reflections in open online reflective journals (ORJs) can encourage and support online learners to engage in self formative assessment and meaningful reflections. The study findings show that the open ORJs encouraged self assessment and provided opportunities for students to openly articulate what and how they were learning while also receiving formative feedback. Through the opportunities to interact with others (teacher and peers) within individual reflective processes, dialogic feedback and meaning making emerged to offer a constructive link between internal and external feedback.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2014
This study examined the strategies that mentors adopted in giving actual feedback and the interns' perceptions of this feedback. Eleven participants in this study were five TESOL mentors, one Internship course instructor, and five MA student teaching interns. The mentors’ strategies included a number of strategies considered to be effective in giving intern-friendly or constructive feedback in teacher education contexts, such as the use of questions, the delivery of compliments before criticisms or specific suggestions. The findings reveal that the teaching interns’ comments seemed to indicate that they felt pleased with the feedback they received. The authors recommend that mentors pay special attention to affective factors when giving feedback to the interns to create the rapport with the latter and a favorable atmosphere for their learning.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2013
This article reviews the efforts of the teacher education program at the University of Colorado Denver to examine the extent to which culturally responsive practices were evident in their program and to provide professional development supports to faculty as they undertook course revision work. External evaluation of the program highlighted: a near absence of community-based learning experiences for teacher candidates, a glaring concern regarding their limited conceptualization of social justice and diversity, and a need for enhanced efforts at recruitment of diverse teacher candidates. The authors describe how professional development was designed and implemented and ensuing programmatic changes. The authors conclude with recommendations for such programmatic changes.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2013
The Mentoring Profile Inventory: An Online Professional Development Resource for Cooperating Teachers
This article reports on the origins, development and refinement of an online inventory to help cooperating teachers focus on selected dimensions of their practice. Results can be used individually or collectively to facilitate cooperating teacher professional development by providing the opportunity for dialog around a set of common issues.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2013
Collaborative Feedback and Reflection for Professional Growth: Preparing First-Year Pre-service Teachers for Participation in the Community of Practice
This article reports on the challenges experienced by a group of first-year pre-service teachers engaging in a process of reflection and critique with peers. The pre-service teachers' responses indicated their growing understanding of the importance of engaging in ongoing critical dialogue, as part of the “unnatural” aspects of teaching. The article concludes with a reflection on the value of feedback from the earliest stages of professional learning.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013
The authors developed the practicum-based microteaching model based on the notion of 'approximations of practice' to explore how the concept provides meaningful opportunities for preservice teachers' teacher learning in a general secondary methods course. The results reveal that the practicum-based microteaching model provided preservice teachers with opportunities for interactive learning practices, for rehearsal, revision, and retrial, and for manageable chunking of professional practices. Moreover, this study also found that preservice teachers well accepted the learning tasks such as planning and teaching a microlesson as manageable chunks of professional practices in teacher education.
Updated: Sep. 03, 2013
Teaching teachers how to conduct an observation is a vital step in the analysis of teaching that perhaps is often skipped. To address this gap in teacher preparation, the researchers developed an online workshop for teacher trainees. Data collected from teacher candidates’ observation worksheets and responses to open-ended questions after each of the three online modules indicated that they were able to see, code, and describe the behavior that they were being directed to observe. Therefore, the results showed that this training led to an increased awareness of the teacher’s actions in terms of how they related to or created student involvement.
Updated: Sep. 03, 2013
Quality of Learning Outcomes in an Online Video-Based Learning Community: Potential and Challenges for Student Teachers
The author investigates the learning outcomes of 25 student teachers in an online video-based learning community (VBLC). Based on Biggs and Collis's Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy, the majority of comments and feedback were classified as uni-structural, but more sophisticated responses could also be found. The interviews revealed that the student teachers benefited from the opportunities of peer interaction and self-reflection.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
In this article, the author focuses on ways of embracing and managing a central dilemma of supervision: balancing support with assessment. The author used a case study method to analyze the interactions between eight student teachers and himself, their university field instructor. The author employed at least five different strategies to provide an educative balance of support and assessment of his student teachers’ work and progress: (a) a ‘‘back door’’ critique of their teaching; (b) a depersonalized approach to assessment; (c) a ‘‘green light’’ indication that they ‘‘passed'; (d) humor; and (e) a focus on student learning.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2013
The authors describe reflections from two cycles of developmental research that involved creating and refining a series of computer-based applets for reasoning about the relative magnitude of fractional quantities. The results indicated that the intent of many of these features did serve their intended pedagogical purposes. In particular, features such as strategic hint tools and nonjudgmental feedback enhanced users’ experiences. However, non-interactive aspects, such as written reflection questions, did not enhance users’ experiences.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2013