Search results for: Phenomenology
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The purpose of this study was to discover what novice teachers required to remain in the classroom. The authors identified four key elements that describe the process of teachers' attrition: entry, early experiences, pre-exit and exit. When the participants entered teaching, they were confident about what they would contribute. However, their early experiences reflected that their progress prevented. The participants were disappointed by leadership and/or veteran colleagues at pre-exit phase of leaving. The authors conclude that the participants enjoyed engaging with ideas and teaching practice during their preservice education. However, they reported that the schools they entered did not foster their growth as teachers or as individuals. They felt that this led to a sense of disillusionment, which led to their decision to leave school.
Updated: Nov. 15, 2017
This paper examines the processes by which the past experiences of undergraduate teacher candidates with their parental figures return in the present, thereby shaping both the nature and the meaning of the experiences offered to them in their initial field placement.
Updated: Dec. 05, 2016
Getting a Grip on the Classroom: From Psychological to Phenomenological Curriculum Development in Teacher Education Programs
Using a phenomenological lens, the authors argue that this approach to teacher education is flawed in two respects: (1) the intellectualist approach misses prepropositional forms of meaningful coping and dealing with an environment that define everyday teaching and (2) does not adequately describe what constitutes “excellence.” In conclusion, they suggest teacher education curricula shift from promoting teaching as critical self-reflection to promoting tactful coping.
Updated: May. 04, 2016
The purpose of this article is to define and describe the mentoring mindset in a protégé. A definition of the protégé's mentoring mindset was created after analysis of the interview data, and indicators of the presence and absence of the mindset were formulated into a Protégé Mentoring Mindset Framework that provides information on protégé competencies. The protégé with a mentoring mindset takes initiative, possesses a learning orientation, has a goal orientation, is relational and reflective. Conversely, the protégé who does not have a mentoring mindset lacks initiative, lacks a learning orientation, a goal orientation, and is not relational or reflective.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2015
“Because Uni is totally Different than What You Do at TAFE”: Protective Strategies and Provisions for Diploma Students Traversing their First Professional Experience Placement at University
This article used a phenomenological approach to understand students’ previous knowledge and experiences as they navigated through their first professional experience unit. The study identified factors including institutional structures and course content as challenging to the diploma student. To ensure diploma students can successfully transition to and participate in their first professional experience unit at university, all stakeholders including the university, the academics teaching the students, and the students themselves need to commit to a multilevel support programme.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2015
This article reveals how the art device of trompe l’oeil provided a way of thinking about the induction and mentoring experiences of beginning teachers. Both the trompe l’oeil art device and the theoretical lens illuminated the reframing of the participants’ initial understandings of mentor relationships to gain a different perspective on their early professional lives.
Updated: Jul. 07, 2015
The authors examine pre-service teachers’ theoretical learning during one five-week training module, and their educators’ learning about better lecture design to foster student learning. The findings indicated learning differences between groups; qualitative analysis identified three categories of student answers, i.e. emergent, premature and unaware, regarding their theoretical understanding.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2015
Critically-Oriented Pedagogical Tact: Learning about and through our Compulsions as Teacher Educators
The work of critical teacher education centers on making sure future teachers learn to be critically-oriented practitioners. In this article, the author asserts that this sort of learning must first begin with the critical teacher educators themselves, and that much of the most fruitful learning manifests itself in the teacher educator’s compulsions.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
Examining the Long‐term Impact of Collaborative Action Research on Teacher Identity and Practice: The Perceptions of K–12 Teachers
This qualitative, phenomenological study focused on understanding the lived experiences of 10 teachers before, during, and after engaging in action research. Outcomes revealed that several aspects of teacher identity and classroom practice were changed.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
How Assigned Faculty Mentors View their Mentoring Relationships: An Interview Study of Mentors in Medical Education
This qualitative study explores perspectives of 29 physician mentors on mentoring medical students in a well‐respected medical school’s formal, assigned, longitudinal mentoring program that has a curricular component in the second year. Using a phenomenologic inductive approach, common themes identified centered on mentors’ relationships with their students and the characteristics of the relationships. The researchers indicate the importance of the curricular component for providing a purpose and structure for relationship development and in facilitating relationship development in this assigned mentoring program.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011