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In this article, the authors used ecological perspective to prepare preservice teachers to be attentive and responsive to their students. The authors want to prepare teachers to perceive their students as complex beings who navigate in different contexts such as home, school and community. The authors conclude that the Teaching and Learning Together project at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges provides structures, scaffolding, and support to build awareness among prospective teachers. Such support allows preservice teachers to acknowledge the complexity of the educational process and prepare themselves to be teachers who will embrace, and structure opportunities for their own students.
Updated: Nov. 05, 2017
The Importance of Respect in Teaching and Learning: Perspectives of Final Year Pre-service Teachers in A Regional University in Ireland
The purpose of this research was to examine pre-service teachers (PSTs’) perceptions of respect in educative relationships. This study also investigated the factors that guided the pre-service teachers’ perceptions. The authors conclude that the respect for the role of a teacher by their pupils is bound not solely in their subject knowledge, but can be diminished in their eyes through a perceived humiliation or can be enhanced by a willingness for the teacher to convey ‘interpersonal respect’, by attempting to relate to them. Additionally, the participants stated that balancing ‘interpersonal respect’ and ‘respect in the role of the teacher’ helped them to feel more confident in their teaching abilities and to relate to their pupils.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2013
The authors contribute to the empirical and theoretical arguments challenging stage theories of teacher development. The authors challenge those views with evidence of novices attending to students’ thinking early in their teaching. The authors also offer framing as an alternative perspective on whether and how teachers attend to student thinking.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009
A small study with six experienced mathematics teachers was conducted. A general theoretical model of expert practice was used to explore the nature of knowledge base that enables teachers to operate effectively in the complexity of a class of 30 pupils enables teachers to operate effectively in the complexity of a class of 30 pupils. This model derives through the use of specialized attention skill.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2008
The article describes a study aimed at discovering why students participate in online courses, how they view the academic integrity of the courses, and if they would participate again in online instruction. Student surveys reveal that the desire for flexibility was one of the determining factors for choosing online courses. In addition, students exhibited overall satisfaction with the online academic course content and instruction.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2008
A study to examine the role of cooperating teachers for increasingly diverse student population was conducted with five cooperating teachers from California. The teachers reported that their most successful student teachers were those who understood the difference between expecting high quality work and sympathizing with their plight as low-income Latino children.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2008
The importance of attention skills is explored in a new theoretical model of expert practice. The article describes a small-scale pilot study of experienced teachers of mathematics, based on this model. The study took place in England and raises issues about relationships between the different of knowledge that we see as constituting expert service.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2008