Search results for: Teachers’ ideas
Page 1/1 5 items
In this article, the authors suggest a third conceptual model, identity literacy, to understand the essence of literacy. This model is based in developmental psychology’s concept of identity. Qualitative methodology was used to explore teachers’ ideas regarding teaching texts. Three themes regarding teachers’ ideas on the proper way to teach texts emerged from the analysis: Good textual study is potentially personally meaningful; good teaching accentuates the potential of texts to trigger identity processes in the reader; and for students to learn to read in this manner, a particular stance toward texts needs to be taught.
Updated: May. 28, 2012
Prospective Teachers’ Reasoning and Response to A Student’s Non-Traditional Strategy When Dividing Fractions
This study examined the reasoning and responses of prospective elementary and secondary teachers to a student’s non-traditional strategy for dividing fractions. The authors used a teaching-scenario task to explore the teachers' reasoning and responses. Six categories of reasoning were constructed, making a distinction between deep and surface layers. The connections between the participants’ reasoning, their teaching response, and their beliefs about mathematics teaching were investigated. The authors found that there were not only differences but also similarities between the prospective elementary and secondary teachers’ reasoning and responses.
Updated: Oct. 14, 2009
This study investigates the demographic nature and experiences of K–12 online teachers. Findings show that online teachers are experienced in the traditional classroom, as indicated by their years of experience and the level of their advanced degrees. These teachers seek a better means to engage with students and a greater sense of community. Furthermore, they also look for the ability to teach without the constraints of traditional teachings, such as a bell schedule or issues of classroom management.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2009
A philosophical investigation of the role of teachers: A synthesis of Plato, Confucius, Buber, and Freire
The article explores the role of teachers through an examination of Plato, Confucius, Buber and Freire. The study dealt with the development and societies and self-realization through teaching. The study examined four approaches to understanding teaching as taught by each of the four philosophers.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2008
Although computers are now commonplace within our lives, integration within schools is much less ordinary. While access and training are no longer considered significant barriers, attention has turned to the potential influence of teachers’ beliefs. In response, problem-based learning (PBL) has been proposed as an effective approach for changing beliefs. This study investigated the impact of PBL on preservice teachers’ beliefs regarding technology use and on their intended teaching practices.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2008