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The review examines ways in which the mentors of trainee teachers can use research as a means of questioning, understanding and improving their own practices. The first part presents an overview of empirical and theoretical research into mentoring relationships. The second part presents four ways in which mentors might engage with the literature.
Updated: May. 04, 2009
When Theory Meets Practice: What Student Teachers Learn from Guided Reflection on their Own Classroom Discourse
This article explores the impact of an innovative methods course designed around the activity of student teachers’ reflections on their own classroom discourse, for their understandings of the connections between theory and practice. It engages in a foreign language pre-service teacher education in Israel, and a larger study abroad.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2008
Collaborative Action Research and Project Work: Promising Practices for Developing Collaborative Inquiry among Early Childhood Preservice Teachers
A case study of two preservice teachers demonstrated a new approach for merging research and practice in an early childhood education course. Teachers observed a change in the way they participated and developed as teachers. Those changes included the awareness of the need to share responsibility, reflection in action, and documentation of teacher thinking, teacher practice and children's learning.
Updated: May. 12, 2008
Why Shouldn’t Teachers and Teacher Educators Conduct Research on their Own Practices? An Epistemological Exploration
The aim of this article is to pause to allow time to reflect on the concept of practitioner research from a perspective that sees knowledge, knowledge-constitutive interests and knowledge construction as interrelated.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2008