Search results for: Journal writing
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The author sheds light on how a practitioner-researcher engaged in narrative writing and how this helped in what is hereby termed a reflective odyssey. More specifically, the main focus here is how the very act of writing when keeping a personal journal can act as a catalyst for ongoing reflective thought.
Updated: Apr. 28, 2013
Science Faculty Belief Systems in a Professional Development Program: Inquiry in College Laboratories
The goal of this study was to investigate how science faculty members’ belief systems about inquiry-based teaching changed through their experience in a professional development program. The program was designed to support early career science faculty in learning about inquiry and incorporating an inquiry-based approach to teaching laboratories. Participants who were internally motivated to participate and held incoming positive attitudes toward the mini-journal inquiry-based approach were more likely to incorporate the approach in their future practice. Students’ responses played a critical role in participants’ belief systems and their decision to continue using the inquiry-based format.
Updated: Apr. 24, 2013
The purpose of this self-study research was to deepen the author's understanding of pedagogy for teacher education and the factors that enhanced and hindered the author's confidence and competence as a teacher educator. One theme was that a focus on science content knowledge gave a false sense of confidence and overshadowed our ability to engage in meaningful conversations about learning to teach—a practice challenged through self-study research.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2013
This article describes recent changes in a social studies teacher education program and the role Web 2.0 tools played in developing meaningful activities centered on the development of sound technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK). As the project developed, it became apparent that the creation of the class digital flexbook operated along five distinct phases: awareness, analysis, collection, design, and reflection.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2013
This article describes the development of a three-level model of reflection for preservice students. The scaffold levels include technical reflection involving a critique of lesson development and delivery, a deliberative level involving interactive journal writing and video-based analysis, and critical reflection involving topical discussion during seminars.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
This article presents a research undertaken during a study visit to The Gambia. The authors argue that study visits to The Gambia and other developing countries have the potential to enable transformative learning. This kind of experience is thought to be of considerable potential benefit to beginning teachers.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2011
In this article, the authors examine the content of reflective journals as written by Deaf pre-service teachers during their semester of student-teaching practicum in a general education classroom with hearing students. The authors found that these student teachers focused on many of the same issues mentioned in the literature on reflective teaching with hearing student teachers-pedagogy, teaching strategies, and relationships with students-and these student teachers often did so by incorporating key elements of Deaf culture into these categories.
Updated: Jan. 09, 2011
Learning How to Respond to Current Events: Partner Journals between U. S. Preservice Teachers and Children
This qualitative study examined an activity involving deliberation among children and preservice teachers in the United States. In the activity which the authors call partner journals, children were partnered with preservice teachers as pen pals to deliberate shared current events texts. All students gained perspective consciousness of someone with a different social positioning, a higher-order thinking skill vital to social justice and democratic education.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2010
This study of further education teachers, conducted over a two-year period, captures the realities of their working lives and, in particular, draws attention to how teachers reconcile competing pressures. The study draws on a variety of data including ethnographic observation, journals and biographical accounts to indicate the nature of their fractured professional base that leaves them open to exploitation.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2009
Exploring the Radical Middle between Theory and Practice: A Collaborative Self-Study of Beginning Teacher Educators
This paper is a collaborative self-study of the authors' development as beginning teacher educators over the course of an academic year. The purpose of the authors' self-study was their shared interest in the role of theory and of practice in teacher education programs. Both authors kept personal journals of the ideas they explored during their discussion meetings. Their analysis suggests that theory and practice are densely interwoven aspects of teaching which can be tacitly separated by coursework in teacher education.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2009