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The authors undertook this systematic review in order to find out the impact of blended learning on academic achievement and attitudes at teacher education programs in Turkey. 21 articles and 10 theses complying with all pre-determined criteria were included in this review. The authors found that blended learning that the majority of the studies confirmed that blended learning had a positive impact on attaining academic course outcomes. They also found that a blended learning environment contributed to pre-service teachers developing positive attitudes towards the courses. In addition, they also concluded that face-to-face aspects of the courses were favoured considerably asthey enhanced social interaction between peers and teachers. The authors recommend that pre-service teacher education curricula be modified by infusing ICT into the entire program through blended learning rather than delivering isolated ICT courses. They suggest that this may thus serve as catalysts for prospective teachers to integrate the use of ICT in their own teaching.
Updated: Aug. 11, 2019
Pre-service Teachers’ Growth as Practitioners of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Vygotskian Analysis of Constraints and Affordances in the English Context
This article reports on a research programme designed to explore the opportunities for, and barriers to, pre-service teachers’ growth as practitioners of developmentally appropriate practice for children aged 5–11. The analysis is framed by a Vygotskian cultural–historical perspective and points to personal, cultural and structural factors as potential constraints immanent in the various configurations produced by the pre-service teacher–environment interface.
Updated: Jun. 30, 2016
In this article, the authors argue that teacher education programs should equip future teachers with skills for engaging in productive collaboration focused on improving instruction. The authors found that pre-service teachers’ initial conceptions of collaboration do not necessarily match with the kind of collaboration expected of them in professional development settings such as lesson study or professional learning communities. With support, pre-service teachers can learn to collaborate and find collaboration useful. Finally, collaboration in fieldwork settings can further develop collaboration skills.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2015
Incorporating Critical Thinking in the Pedagogical Content of a Teacher Education Programme: Does It Make A Difference?
This study assesses the effects of a critical thinking-based pedagogical course on student teachers’ content knowledge and CT disposition. Although the students who were exposed to CT-based instruction showed better progress in both academic achievement and CT disposition than in traditional instruction, this result was not statistically significant according to the Mixed Factorial ANOVA and ANCOVA results.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
This article presents a theoretical framework for citizenship education grounded in historical, philosophical, theoretical, and practical experience foundations. This '4E framework' for citizenship education provides a way for educators to actualize goals for civic empowerment with their students. The 4E model proposes a four-part process for student learning: educate, equip, engage, and empower.
Updated: Dec. 19, 2012
Knowledge Expectations in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Programs in South Korea and the United States: Towards International Dialogue
This study explores social expectations around adequate knowledge for prospective secondary mathematics teachers in South Korea and the United States. The authors selected a sample of 49 teacher preparation institutions in South Korea and the United States. The findings suggest that transnational commonalities and national differences exist simultaneously, and examining both is necessary to better understand teacher knowledge.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2012
In this article, the authors present the construction of a conceptual guide for teacher education faculty considering various experiences. The guide assists in the selection of the most appropriate learning experiences in order to achieve the specific intended goals of the faculty member. The conceptual guide addresses three main elements of technology experiences: approaches, technology content goals, and the broader context.
Updated: May. 29, 2011
This article explores narrative inquiry practices in pre-service teacher education program. 30 teacher candidate participants participated in this 4-year longitudinal study. The study considers participants’ knowledge formation in becoming teachers, through writing and sharing of letters (with peers) of personal lived educational experiences, and personal stories of theory related to learning, teaching, and teaching practice over a significant period of time.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2010
Programmatic Role of Education Libraries in Informatics to Support Preservice Teacher Preparation Programs
As education librarians seek to collaborate with preservice teacher preparation programs, they need to apply informatics principles to optimize the library’s ultimate impact on student achievement. Specifically, education librarians need to examine several levels of information processing systems: student, faculty, program, institution, and government entities. Furthermore, education librarians need to identify the conditions or environments of these information systems because the infrastructure, available resources, and knowledge base all impact student learning.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010
The degree to which special educators serve in a meaningful collaborative capacity in inclusive classrooms has come under scrutiny, and hence, the quality of collaboration training afforded requires examination. This article describes the results of a survey conducted with 53 undergraduate pre-service special education training programs representing 25 states.Results suggest that many of the concerns related to collaboration in public schools are paralleled by those between special and general education in college and university training programs.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010