Search results for: Teaching practices
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The purpose of this article is to provoke clarification of what we mean when we talk about practice in relation to learning teaching. The author explores four different conceptions of practice and their implications for how learning teaching might be organized. The author draws on her own research on the work of teaching from the perspective of practice to represent the nature of the work and to speculate from various perspectives on how that work might be learned.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010
In this article, the author discusses the U.S. context for teacher education, the power of teacher preparation for transforming teaching and learning, and the current challenges for this enterprise in the United States. The author believes the central issue that teacher education must confront is how to foster learning about and from practice in practice. The author concludes that teacher education system in the United States the possibility of dramatically reforming teacher education and development. However, schools of education must hold themselves to a higher standard. Furthermore, teacher educators must be prepared to create partnerships with schools in their communities.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010
In this paper, the authors argue for making practice the core of teachers’ professional preparation. The authors set the argument for teaching practice against the contemporary backdrop of a teacher education curriculum that is often centered not on the tasks and activities of teaching but on beliefs and knowledge, on orientations and commitments, and a policy environment preoccupied with recruitment and retention. The authors offer examples of what might be involved in teaching practice. The authors conclude with a discussion of challenges of and resources for the enterprise.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010
The Use of Self-Assessment to Foster Students' Learning in Teacher Education: An Experience in Teaching Practice
This study examined the effectiveness of self-assessment during teaching practice and determined whether the students, after engaging in the self-assessment process, exhibited changes in their learning and teaching. Participants comprised 47 students who were enrolled in an in-service teacher education program. Questionnaire and focus group interviews were employed to examine the usefulness of the self-assessment and the possible changes in students' learning. Analysis of the results indicates that students found that self-assessment enhanced their learning during teaching practice, especially in the area of reflective thinking.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2009
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
University Teacher Roles and Competencies in Online Learning Environments: A Theoretical Analysis of Teaching and Learning Practices
The aim of this article is to clarify the university teacher roles and competencies in online learning environments, with a view to assisting in the design of professional development activities. This referential framework results from an extensive review of the literature and from analyzing professional development designed in different European universities.
Updated: Oct. 13, 2009
From Lesson Plan to New Comprehension: Exploring Student Teachers' Pedagogical Reasoning in Learning about Teaching
The research reported in this paper is based on an exploration of the ways in which student teachers learn about the issues and concerns that shape their own professional learning. 22 Primary science student teacher participants were stimulated to reflect upon critical incidents in order to facilitate identifying their teaching concerns and teaching needs. The results indicate that by helping student teachers to focus on critical incidents in their learning to teach, they come to question their practice more deeply .
Updated: Oct. 01, 2009
In this article, the author presents the findings of a self-study into his teaching practices as a sociology-of-education lecturer working in the pre-service teacher education program of a regional university in New South Wales, Australia. The principal data source is a logbook of the teaching practices which characterized several tutorial classes taught in 2007. The article reveals tensions between assessment-driven and more authentic teaching practices, and more student- and teacher-centered teaching practices.
Updated: Jun. 17, 2009
The claim is made in this article that the discourse of education offers a challenge to evidence-based practices because this latter approach is embedded in the discourse of management. This article shall draw mostly upon Dewey and is structured into three sections.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2009
Preparing Special Education Mentors Using Classroom Artifacts as a Vehicle for Learning About Teaching
The authors investigate a project that focuses on preparing special educators to mentor preservice teachers throughout their preparation program, instead of mostly at the end of their program. Through use of classroom literacy artifacts, mentors are prepared in how to guide novices as they transition through coursework and into classroom practice. Experienced and novice teachers participate in the research. They work together as part of an ongoing preparation program. Findings indicate that mentors can select and use artifacts that illustrate teaching complexities.
Updated: May. 11, 2009