Search results for: Teacher effectiveness
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Creative teaching is necessary to meet the complex needs of students and society. The current article reviews 12 Canadian case studies of creative teaching conducted by a creative teaching research group. The findings reveal that Canadian creative teachers are distinctive using intrapersonal awareness in service of their teaching. Furthermore, Canadian teachers base creative instructional choices on their values, emphasizing community.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2011
The goal of the study was to examine how pre-service teachers’ memories reflect classroom management models that are typically taught in teacher education coursework prior to their study of those models. Furthermore, the study explored memories that did not fit a particular model. 148 pre-service teachers wrote episodic narratives about a past teacher.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011
The Role of Teachers’ Cognitive Support in Motivating Young Hong Kong Chinese Children to Read and Enhancing Reading Comprehension
The present study investigated the relationship between young Chinese children’s motivation, teachers’ use of motivating instructional strategies and children’s reading comprehension. The theoretical framework of the present study was based Motivating Instructional Contexts Inventory that postulated that teachers’ cognitive support could motivate Chinese students to learn. In conclusion, this study indicates how teachers can provide cognitive support in reading classrooms through providing students with challenging tasks, stimulating students’ curiosity about the reading materials, and recognising students’ efforts in reading comprehension.
Updated: Nov. 01, 2011
The goal of this study is to investigate the process of coaching a mentor of experienced teachers. In particular, the authors sought to determine if coaching would help a mentor to compare her espoused beliefs about mentoring to her mentoring behaviors and possibly resolve any dissonance. The mentor experienced cognitive dissonance on several occasions during the coaching conferences when she discovered her use of directive behaviors in some interactions with mentees. Eventually, the mentor resolved this dissonance, primarily by changing her beliefs about mentoring and shifting from a nondirective to an eclectic platform.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
This article describes Te Kotahitanga which is a research and professional development project. This project aims to support teachers to raise the achievement of New Zealand’s indigenous Māori students in public/mainstream classrooms. The article focuses on the professional learning opportunities developed for classroom teachers within this project to support the development of more effective classroom relationships and interactions with Māori students.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
The current paper investigates the effects of continuing professional development (CPD) on teachers' and pupils' experiences of learning and teaching science in primary classrooms. The data indicated differences in participating teachers' views of the purposes of CPD which were reflected in their ideal and real views of effective science teaching. As a result, reconciliation of ideal and real views of effective science teaching, identification of potential constraints and development of strategies for overcoming constraints in context are suggested as useful starting points for CPD.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
In this study, the authors administered two instruments designed to assess and predict teacher effectiveness, the Teacherinsight Interview (TI) and the Renaissance Teacher Work Sample (TWS). The authors asked whether the TWS could serve as a significant predictor of the Tl score. The participants were 396 teacher candidates. This study showed that Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching scores are significantly correlated with TWS score and TI score. Furthermore, certification level was significantly related to both TI and TWS total scores. However, a stepwise regression revealed only two variables -- certification level and Praxis PLT score -- as significant predictors of TI scores.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2011
In this article, the authors describe a set of research and assessment strategies used to evaluate program outcomes in the Stanford Teacher Education Programme during a period of program redesign over the course of a decade. The authors conclude that the measures of teacher effectiveness are unlikely to help teacher educators improve programs without a rich array of other tools that reveal how specific experiences support candidates in developing useful practices.
Updated: May. 26, 2011
In this paper, the authors explored the perceptions and beliefs about evolution of educators who had completed a science and mathematics education master’s degree. The quantitative and qualitative data indicate some participants did not feel prepared or responsible for teaching evolution content.
Updated: May. 19, 2011
Intercultural Learning in English as Foreign Language Instruction: The Importance of Teachers’ Intercultural Experience and the Usefulness of Precise Instructional Directives
This paper focuses on the teaching of intercultural topics in the context of English as a foreign language (EFL) at German schools. The article presents the results of an analysis of data from a larger study. The study examined the intercultural experience of teachers and observable aspects of instruction. The findings reveal the impact of teachers’ intercultural experience on the quality of their intercultural instruction.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2011