Search results for: Pedagogical methodologies
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Supporting student teachers for a participatory pedagogy through Shier’s model of participation in Grade R (Reception Year) South Africa
Providing support to student teachers to implement participatory pedagogies is vital for understanding the importance of listening to children’s voices and involving them in decision making. At a local university in the Western Cape, South Africa, ten final year Foundation Phase student teachers studying toward the Bachelor in Education who enrolled in the Reception Year module participated in a project during work integrated learning using Harry Shier’s Pathways to Participation model in support of a participatory pedagogy. After the first session of work integrated learning, student teachers participated in focus group interviews guided by open-ended questions on their experiences using Shier’s model. Findings reveal that whilst student teachers were open to listening to children’s voices, they did not have the necessary opportunities in their training to listen to children. Students were restricted to the confines of a Grade R class dominated by mentor teachers who adopted a transmissive pedagogy. Student teachers also noted that children were not accustomed to having their voices heard and making decisions.
Updated: Aug. 01, 2022
Transforming Mobile Learning and Digital Pedagogies: An Investigation of a Customized Professional Development Program for Teachers in a Hospital School
In an initiative to improve learning experiences and outcomes for students, the leaders of a school located in a hospital in Australia implemented a new digital strategy with mobile technologies and relevant digital pedagogies. This study examines the outcomes of a professional development program introduced to effect transformational change by enabling integrated use of mobile technologies in the hospital school. The study examines teachers’ views following completion of this customized professional development program, using a mixed methods investigation situated within the unique learning environment of the hospital school. A key finding is that identifying and addressing teacher needs through customized professional development, supported with individualized coaching, can increase the participating teachers’ technological pedagogical knowledge to enable the improved use of mobile technology in a hospital school setting. Additionally, hospital school teachers responded to opportunities to collaborate as a professional learning community to implement, support, and enhance mobile learning for hospitalized students. The findings from this study have significant implications for leaders in all schools and systems embarking on similar initiatives to transform pedagogical practices through professional development supporting mobile technology integration in a digital world.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2020
The author studies the implementation of a Massive Open Online (MOOC) initiative which involved two distinct teacher education institutions at higher education institutions (HEIs), and where the implementation was led by a governmental body. Her aim was to see in what ways this initiative changed the teacher education involved, in terms of institutional organisation and pedagogics. Based on interviews with stakeholders from the government and from the two HEIs, she found that the process of implementing and piloting the MOOC faced various sorts of resistance. Her study might serve as a contribution to researchers and practitioners involved in development and running MOOCs as cross institutional initiatives, in that it addresses the diversity of challenges new study models are facing within HEIs.
Updated: Sep. 12, 2019
This article is organised around three themes, each one illuminating half a century of historical life. The author concludes that the article underlines how comparison is becoming one of the main instruments of governance in contemporary societies.
Updated: Aug. 25, 2014
Exploring the Emotional Geographies of Parent–Teacher Candidate Interactions: An Emerging Signature Pedagogy
This article explores preservice teachers’ emotional responses to simulated parent–teacher conferences. This article examines data collected during the teachers’ post-simulation debriefings, focusing specifically on their emotional responses to their interactions with standardized parents across six distinct parent conferencing contexts. The post-simulation data reflect the emergence of emotional geographies between teacher candidates and standardized parents as they engage in simulated parent–teacher conferences. The data provide evidence of candidates’ wrestling with a professional geography. Furthermore, teacher candidates report being frustrated and angry with themselves as they immediately experience an expansion of their moral geography.
Updated: Oct. 09, 2013
This reflective, descriptive study documents the pedagogical practices of three professors during a two-week summer PD program on inquiry-based science instruction. Data analyses indicated that implementation of the learning cycle lessons varied among the professors.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
McDonald and Zeichner (2008) argue that multicultural education often pays less attention to societal structures that perpetuate injustice, while social justice teacher education often focuses on these structures. Their commitments to teacher education both celebrate diversity and address structural inequities. Motivated by this concern and drawing on feminist and Buddhist theories, the author argues that many teacher educators would benefit from a renewed consideration of modeling the pedagogy they hope prospective teachers will employ. In this paper, she analyzes and brings together the work on critical, justice-oriented approaches to teacher education.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2009
The Interaction of Pedagogical Approach, Gender, Self-Regulation, and Goal Orientation Using Student Response System Technology
This research compares a behaviorally based approach for using electronic student response system (SRS) technology with a metacognitive-oriented approach to determine effects on attendance, preparation for class, and achievement. Also examined are the interaction effects of pedagogical approach with self-regulatory and motivational characteristics of students.A main effect was found for self-regulation level and achievement, as well as for goal orientation and class reparation/attendance.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2008
This study examines the pedagogical foundations of modern educational (computer video) games. Specifically, Cooper’s [Cooper, H. (1985, Mar 31–April 4). A taxonomy of literature reviews. In Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL] literature review framework was used to locate and examine relevant literature and games (published between the years 2000 and 2007) and to organize and report findings. A total of 50 articles and 55 educational games met specified selection criteria.Analysis of the games and supporting literature revealed several patterns of practice that may be used to guide future research and development of educational games.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2008
Signature Pedagogies in Doctoral Education: Are They Adaptable for the Preparation of Education Researchers?
The article describes two practices that are signature pedagogies of doctoral education: one in neuroscience (the journal club) and one in English studies (the list). The two practices, in addition to teaching students disciplinary norms and identities, serve as windows to their cultures and home disciplines. The author recommends educational doctoral programs consider the values of the two practices.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2008