Search results for: Classroom techniques
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Classroom-Level Curriculum Development: EFL Teachers as Curriculum-Developers, Curriculum-Makers and Curriculum-Transmitters
This qualitative study aimed to explore teacher curriculum approaches and the strategies attached to each approach. The study was grounded in teacher curriculum development, curriculum implementation, teacher development, student cognitive and affective change and constructivism. Working with English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers and mixed-nationality college students, the study reached a teacher curriculum approach classification comprising curriculum-transmission, curriculum-development and curriculum-making. It recommended alternatives for teacher, student and curriculum development, curriculum implementation and teacher training.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
Do They Really Need to Raise Their Hands? Challenging a Traditional Social Norm in a Second Grade Mathematics Classroom
In an attempt to examine dialogue within a second grade classroom, students were encouraged to participate in whole-class mathematics discussions without raising their hands before speaking. Beneficial social and socio-mathematical norms developed in place of this traditional social norm. Effects of this change on the dialogue and written mathematical explanations of a class of second grade students are described.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
This study investigated preservice and inservice teachers' perceptions of appropriateness of teacher self-disclosure. A sample of 180 preservice teachers and 135 preK-12 teachers participated in the study. Results showed statistically significant differences between the groups of teachers in their perceptions of appropriateness of teacher self-disclosure in three dimensions. This study makes an excellent contribution to the theoretical framework of the study of teacher self-disclosure and also provides implications for teaching and teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
Novice Special Educators' Instructional Practices, Communication Patterns, and Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
In this study, the authors examine the influence of teacher and student communication patterns, instructional practices, and teacher pedagogical content knowledge on students' mathematics learning in both general and special education mathematics classrooms. Five pre-service special education teachers and 43 students with varying disabilities participated in this study. Results reveal two sets of instructional practices, communication patterns, and teacher understandings of mathematics for teaching that differentially affected student performance. Implications are discussed for teacher education and further research.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
Alignment, Cohesion, and Change: Examining Mathematics Teachers’ Belief Structures and their Influence on Instructional Practices
This collective case study explored the relationship between mathematics teachers’ beliefs and their classroom practices, namely, how they organized their classroom activities, interacted with their students, and assessed their students’ learning. Five high school teachers of ninth-grade algebra at different stages in their teaching career participated in this study.
Updated: Dec. 24, 2009
School pupils learning how to learn (LHTL), aimed at helping them develop learning autonomy, requires teachers to develop new classroom practices. Hence teachers LHTL is equally important. The TLRP ‘Learning How to Learn in Classrooms, Schools and Networks’ project researched how practices were developed by teachers in 40 primary and secondary schools in England. A key factor was teachers' own engagement in collaborative classroom-focused inquiry. There were strong statistical relationships between school policy, teachers' professional learning and their capacity to promote learning autonomy in their pupils.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2009
In-Service Early Childhood Teachers Reflect on Their Teacher Training Program: Reconceptualizing the Case of Cyprus
This article describes a study that examines the views of in-service Early Childhood teachers concerning their teacher training program. Ninety in-service teachers were interviewed and asked to reflect on their teacher training. The focus of this article is on two major issues: 1) the challenges teachers have faced and are facing during their years of teaching experience; and 2) the suggestions they have in improving teacher training programs.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2009
Grappling with Classroom Management: The Orientations of Preservice Teachers and Impact of Student Teaching
This study examined the beliefs about classroom management that preservice teachers developed during their university coursework. It also examined whether those beliefs changed as a result of their student teaching experiences. 71 preservice teachers participated in the study. Results indicated preservice teachers demonstrated inconsistent beliefs with regard to philosophies of classroom management developed as part of university coursework.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2009
This article grapples with the notion of 'autobiography as performance'. It specifically deals with the notion in relation to classroom narratives around Lather's 'ontological stammering' and Cavarero's 'the necessary other' played out under the practitioner-researcher's gaze. The article examines the shifting landscape of higher education, fraught with tensions as discourses of economic rationality and seem laced with expectations of teachers to be able to embrace all the possibilities that lie within diverse classroom 'realities'.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2009
Degree of Alignment between Beginning Teachers' Practices and Beliefs about Effective Classroom Practices
The goal of the current study was to explore the alignment of beginning teachers' beliefs and practices, in comparison to an experienced, exemplary teacher. To further explore relationships between teachers' beliefs and practices, the authors also explored aspects that might help beginning teachers become more effective. Participants included six beginning primary school teachers and one experienced teacher. Teacher beliefs, classroom practices, and student engagement data were coded from theory-driven and data-driven perspectives.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2009