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Small Stories in Online Classroom Discussion as Resources for Preservice Teachers’ Making Sense of Becoming a Bilingual Educator
This article examines the ways that students recounted personal and professional stories in classroom discussion in relation to their emerging understanding of what it would mean to become a bilingual educator. The authors found that the storied character of teachers’ knowledge building and identity exploration. Through narratives-in-interaction shared in online written discussion, the participants related experiences and described imagined teacher roles as they made sense of bilingual teaching. The findings also demonstrated how narrative-in-interaction functioned as a learning system through which preservice teachers made diverse knowledge sources their own, connecting individual to collective and theoretical to experiential knowledge.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2018
Using Representations, Decomposition, and Approximations of Practices to Support Prospective Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Practice of Organizing Discussions
This study examined the ways in which elementary mathematics methods course activities, designed as representations, decomposition, and approximations of practice, can be used to develop prospective elementary teachers’ ability to organize a discussion. The authors found that the activities resulted in 21 prospective elementary teachers who in addition, focused their goal on extending student thinking and 12 whose goal also intended to address making connections within and between strategies. Prospective elementary teachers’ justifications for their selecting of student work revealed an interesting result. The majority of prospective elementary teachers had set a goal for the discussion of introducing strategies or having students use strategies.
Updated: May. 09, 2017
Co-teaching Through Modeling Processes: Professional Development of Students and Instructors in a Teacher Training Program
This article presents a unique model of instruction based on co-teaching carried out in the framework of the practice teaching program intended for third year college students. The program was showing the students the pedagogical importance of teaching and involving them critically in ways to improve. The results showed that the students, with the help of the instructors’ modeling of teamwork, succeeded in overcoming many of the conflicts revealed and the difficulties experienced during the shared work training and co-teaching processes. Throughout the program, the students observed the modeling of co-teaching of the instructors from two different areas of expertise, special education and general education, and they and the instructors thus could address many issues evolving from the process.
Updated: Aug. 01, 2016
Developing Mathematics Teacher Knowledge: The Paradidactic Infrastructure of ‘‘Open Lesson’’ in Japan
The aim of the current research is twofold: 1. Present a theoretical approach to study mathematics teacher knowledge and the conditions for developing it in direct relation to teaching practice. 2. Present and analyse a case of open lesson using this theoretical approach. In order to conduct their analysis, the authors have developed a new technology about the open lesson practice and some elements of theory as well. For this study, the authors collected data from three sources: the lesson plan of the teacher; the real-time observation of the lesson; the discussion after the lesson. In conclusion, the current study indicates why open lessons represent, to Japanese teachers, an attractive element of a professional learning community of teachers.
Updated: Aug. 19, 2014
In this article, the author argues that there is a lack of research into the role of the facilitator of discussions of video for professional development. A key purpose of this article is to expose aspects of the role of the facilitator of teacher learning, not reported in previous research in the use of video. Hence, the author documents research he undertook into the use of video as a tool for teacher learning. In analysing empirical data from one school, he suggests five key aspects or decision points in working with teachers on video: selecting a video clip, setting up the discussion norms, re-watching the video, moving to interpretation, and metacommenting. The author argues that having presented key aspects of the role of the facilitator of video use, a further look at the detail of the data from discussions serves to highlight some of the complexities involved in just one of the categories.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2014
An Analysis of Cultural Diversity and Recurring Themes in Preservice Teachers’ Online Discussions of Epstein’s Six Types of Parent Involvement
The present study examined integration of Joyce Epstein’s six typologies of family involvement in responses to discussion questions for an online parent involvement course. The findings reveal that the participant responses demonstrated varying degrees of effective integration of each of Epstein’s six types of involvement. Participants demonstrated comprehensive understanding of communication methods and barriers and benefits of community involvement. However, they failed to recognize relationships between involvement types or effectively integrate personal knowledge and anecdotes.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2013
In this paper, the authors describe how teachers, who enrolled in an advanced master's degree program, expanded their understanding of multicultural education through teacher research. The authors address to the following question: In what ways does 'a graduate-level course with a dual emphasis on culture and inquiry through teacher research affect how in-service teachers conceptualize culture in their educational settings? The authors found that when most teachers had the opportunity to consider a broad view of culture and then apply it to their professional contexts, their understandings of teaching and learning in the classroom was enhanced.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Missed Opportunities, Misunderstandings, and Misgivings: A Case Study Analysis of Three Beginning English Teachers’ Attempts at Authentic Discussion With Adolescents in a Synchronous CMC Environment
The current article described the Web Pen Pals project which provided an opportunity for beginning English teachers to practice authentic discussion about literature in a synchronous CMC environment with adolescents. The researcher employed case study analysis of three beginning teachers. The researcher was interested to examine the following question: How do preservice English teachers discuss literature online with middle school students?
Updated: Feb. 13, 2012
In this article, the author was interested to learn more about how 1st-year mathematics teachers use questioning strategies as a method for improving student engagement in whole-class discussions. The author observed two new mathematics teacher whom he mentored in the university. The data reveal that during each of their midterm observations, the two teachers were presenting lessons that exceeded 50% of the total class period . Therefore, they spent less time on engaging students in mathematics discussions. After each midterm conversation, both teachers increase the amount of time that students were discussing mathematics.
Updated: Jan. 24, 2012
Constructing Videocases to Help Novices Learn to Facilitate Discussions in Science and English: How Does Subject Matter Matter?
In this study, the authors explored preservice teacher’s beliefs about conducting discussions and the potential of videocase construction for supporting teacher learning by investigating the following question: ‘To what extent and how does making a videocase help preservice teachers investigate their facilitation of a subject‐specific discussion?’ This study revealed that all five interns gained insights about how they lead discussions by constructing and discussing their videocase. The study also suggests several areas that require further attention in preparing preservice teachers to lead discussions in subject matter contexts.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011