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This article investigates the trajectories of the student teachers’ changing conceptions of teaching and learning approaches throughout their undergraduate programme. The results reveal that all participants agreed that student-centred teaching approaches were the best teaching strategies in both years 1 and 4 of the BEd programme. The findings also indicate that three factors: faculty, learners’ attitudes towards learning and ability to integrate different learning resources, influenced the development of the student teachers’ conceptions of teaching and learning approaches. The authors present three types of trajectories: guided touring, experiential detouring and self-guided touring, as the changes in both conceptions of teaching and learning approaches.
Updated: Oct. 25, 2018
The present case study evaluated creative thinking of RN-BSN students in the course of clinical case study and practicum. Study design used quantitative and qualitative evaluations of creative thinking of RN-BSN students by triangulation method in the course of clinical case study and practicum. The qualitative data identified three themes of creative definitions as uniqueness, transformation and applicability. Additionally, two themes regarding the gains and obstacles of learning creative thinking as problem solving and beneficence, as well as routines and working experiences were determined.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2017
Teacher Educators’ Identities and Work in England at the Beginning of the Second Decade of the Twenty-First Century
This paper reports on part of the study of teacher educators in England which entitled ‘The Academic Tribe of Teacher Educators’ (A3TE). The purpose of A3TE was to examine teacher educators' constructions of their own identities in the academic communities within two university schools of education. The findings reveal that teacher educators in both universities constructed repertoires of identities for themselves. Although entry into the university often triggered a complex and shifting process of the (re)construction of identity around practice as a teacher educator and academic engagement, many of the teacher educators still saw one of their identities as that of ‘once-a-school teacher’.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2013
In this paper, the author reviews a set of articles on ethical and moral matters in teaching and teacher education previously published by Teaching and Teacher Education. The author used several research questions to organize this review. In the end, the author concludes his comments from the review regarding these questions.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2011
In this article, the authors examine the common activity of pretending to listen and argue that thinking about it carefully reveals some important insights into the practice of listening more generally. Then the authors turn to the question of pretending to listen in the context of teaching. This is a conceptual and normative study drawing from relevant philosophical literatures.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2010
Development of Preservice Teachers’ Ability to Critique and Adapt Inquiry-based Instructional Materials
The authors argue that teacher education programs can provide scaffolded contexts for developing teachers’ ability to critique, adapt, and design inquiry-based materials. In this paper, the authors describe a qualitative study of 17 preservice teachers enrolled in two consecutive science methods courses at a large public university on the east coast. The findings suggest that teachers improved in their ability to critique lesson plans and to suggest revisions that would make them more inquiry oriented.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010
According to Hannah Arendt, the aim of education is the cultivation of the future action of students. But teaching itself does not seem to count as a form of action for Arendt, leaving us to wonder how teachers estranged from their own natality can hope to cultivate and safeguard the natality of the young. To solve this dilemma, this theoretical article shows how both teaching and action take the form of mediation. In the author’s formulation, the classroom is a theatrical space and the curriculum a reweaving of our cultural constitution.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
University Teacher Competencies in A Virtual Teaching/Learning Environment: Analysis of A Teacher Training Experience
This paper attempts to shed light on the competencies a university teacher must have in order to teach in virtual learning environments. A teacher training experience was designed by taking into account the methodological criteria established in line with previous theoretical principles.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
As teacher educators, the authors have observed that knowledge alone does not lead to the kinds of thoughtful teaching they strive for.The authors address what is necessary, beyond traditional forms of professional knowledge, to support the development of thoughtful teachers who are responsive to students and situations. The authors provide four perspectives, each drawn from areas in which the authors conduct their research, and suggest a need to move beyond knowledge in teacher education. Their aim is to explore questions about preparing thoughtful teachers and to challenge others to do the same.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2010
Teachers’ Analyses of Classroom Video Predict Student Learning of Mathematics: Further Explorations of a Novel Measure of Teacher Knowledge
This study examines the relationship between teacher knowledge and student learning in the area of mathematics. The authors used an innovative approach to assessing teacher knowledge. This approach is based on teachers’ analyses of classroom video clips. Teachers watched 13 video clips of classroom instruction and then provided written comments on the interactions of the teacher, students, and content. The quality of teachers’ analyses, coded using an objective rubric, are shown to be reliable and valid, relating both to another widely used measure of teacher knowledge and to teachers’ own students’ learning (from pre- to posttest).
Updated: Apr. 27, 2010