Search results for: Teacher evaluation
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This article illuminates the value of conceptualizing the desirable dispositions of the teacher as virtues through distinguishing such dispositions-as-virtues from other dispositions and from personality traits. Dispositions as virtues are qualities achieved by the individual’s initiative, in the face of obstacles, and are intrinsically motivated. The article describes dispositions under the three categories of character, intellect, and care. Finally, the article argues that student teachers can then create self-assessment protocols for each disposition-as-virtue to enhance understanding and professional growth.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2009
The Video Viewing Task: A Source of Information for Assessing and Addressing Teacher Understanding of Text-based Discussion
This article reports on the Video Viewing Task (VVT), an assessment designed to measure teachers' developing understanding of two reading comprehension instruction approaches: Reciprocal Teaching (Palincsar& Brown, 1984)) and Questioning the Author (Beck, McKeown, Hamilton, & Kucan, 1997). The VVT consists of video excerpts that teachers view and comment on during their viewing. The VVT also includes a series of questions to guide teachers' reflections after viewing.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2009
Portfolios are widely used as instruments for assessment in initial teacher education courses.The article reports on the design process of one portfolio assignment that has been developed specifically to capture students' classroom performance and development in their portfolio.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009
This study concerns the relation between teachers’ beliefs towards teaching behaviour and their actual teaching behaviour in teacher portfolio assessment. The authors analysed the beliefs and behaviour of 18 teachers as described in their portfolios. In addition, each portfolio was independently assessed by two trained raters on eight content standards and the teachers’ classroom behaviour was assessed by their own students in a questionnaire.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2009
This case study examines mentoring and the importance of reciprocal relationships. The study describes a novice teacher who receives tenure after his third year of teaching. It examines the teacher's relationships with various mentors, and a program of mentoring for two preservice teachers which became mutually beneficial for all parties, assisting the failing teacher in reassessing his own teaching skills.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2008