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This paper argues that the stifling of innovation in teacher education has threatened the vitality of the field. This paper encourages a pluralistic approach to teacher preparation that the author believes holds promise for revitalizing the field of teacher education. The article argues that a pluralistic approach to the revitalization of teacher education must be based on the understanding that there is no one best way to prepare teachers. It highlights an innovative approach to teacher education taken by nonuniversity providers that could tailor their programs to address the needs of particular schools, districts, or regions.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010
In this article, the authors discuss three trends that are reshaping our world and the ways we get work done. The authors then discuss the implications of these trends, both for how we educate our young and how we train and develop our teachers. To that end, the authors propose an approach to teacher training and professional development situated entirely in K-12 schools. The authors outline design principles for such an approach. The authors illustrated with examples from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010
A Mentoring Model for Interactive Online Learning in Support of a Technology Innovation Challenge Grant
The Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Project is a technology professional development program designed to help teachers restructure teaching and learning practices in the classroom. The project also help teachers to foster technology use in the schools. Fundamental to the success of the project was the development of a model to mentor teachers in the field and to help facilitate outreach and peer mentoring of technology infusion across many districts. The authors have included in this review a description of the major Rediscovery professional development model strategies and activities, as well as lessons learned and emerging trends and movements in interactive online teaching and learning.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2009
The article presents practical perspectives on mathematics teacher change. It uses the results of collaborative research with two mathematics secondary school teachers in order to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in Rwanda. Outputs of the study include teachers’ awareness of the need for change and their increased flexibility to accept learners’ autonomy in shifting from teacher-centred to learner-centred pedagogy.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2009
The purpose of this article is to describe innovatory online teaching carried out in the inter-university master's 'Educational Innovation Policies and Practices for the Knowledge Society'. The master's focuses on the exploration of a problem-based learning model. The online teaching model, developed particularly by Internacional de Andaluca University, is the background for the development of an interdisciplinary core investigated in this study.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2009
Preparing Preservice Teachers for 21st Century Classrooms: Transforming Attitudes and Behaviors About Innovative Technology
This article promotes instructors’ ideas about behaviors of 21st century teachers. It also explores their efforts to support their preservice teachers to join this rank. In this qualitative study, three instructors report the results of implementing a new project, the Innovations Mini-Teach, into their course. The findings indicated that preservice teachers in this study used a variety of strategies to learn new innovations well enough to teach or model their use to classmates.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009
In the context of educational innovation, it is important to examine how in-service teachers learn and adapt their knowledge to changing professional circumstances. The authors examined the informal learning of a small number of experienced science teachers in their first few years of teaching a new science syllabus in secondary education in the Netherlands.The storyline method was used to elicit the teachers’ perceptions of their learning from experiences at work. Implications for professional development initiatives are discussed, as are suggestions for initial teacher education.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009
This study focuses on teachers’ perceptions of a Dutch innovative learning environment called the “Second Phase”, as well as their desires and their dissatisfaction /satisfaction with this environment. The results show that teachers are reserved about student autonomy and productive learning.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2008