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In this systematic literature review, the authors develop a preliminary model of factors that enhance innovative behavior in educational organizations. Similar to findings of studies in other human behavior fields, self-efficacy plays an important role as well as a variety of individual and environmental factors. Based on this review, the authors urge for more systematic research on teacher innovative behavior to enhance the future quality of education.
Updated: Mar. 27, 2017
The “Learning in Depth” program is a simple but radical innovation, which was first implemented in Canada in 2008/2009 and is now being used in a dozen countries with many thousand students. The purpose of the program is to ensure that every student becomes an expert on something during schooling.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2017
The education system suffers from a tendency to be pulled in two opposing directions. On the one hand, the 21st century demands constant innovation and change as a way of life. On the other, the education system tends to eschew changes that are liable to trigger crises in its smooth organization. Today's world is based on the ideology of constant change. The education system has to present the public with constant invention and change, and all educational administrators and educators are obliged to continually present their latest innovations. Conversely, public education is the most successful revolution to have occurred in the last 300 years. Like any other successful revolution, it tends to conserve the existing situation and not rock the boat. The revolution, which began in the 17th century, is still going strong. It can be described as public education gaining control of the world.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2015
The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation launched a project in a number of countries, which focuses on how ‘innovative learning environments’ can contribute to offering meaningful and sustainable learning experiences for learners in the twenty-first century. This article presents the main findings of the Austrian part of the project. The article discusses whether and how the development of ILE is possible against the background of school routines and a school system that seems to be successfully resistant to change.
Updated: Nov. 19, 2014
The Different Learning Opportunities Afforded Student Teachers in Four Secondary School Subject Departments in an Initial Teacher Education School–University Partnership in England
The present paper highlights how different types of learning opportunities are available in school subject departments for student teachers even when they are working in the same school and within the same PGCE partnership scheme. This article derives from a year-long doctoral ethnographic study exploring initial teacher education (ITE) work with 15 student teachers in four subject departments (geography, history, modern foreign languages (MFL) and science) in one secondary school (for 11- to 18-year-old pupils) in the south of England. The discussion concentrates on three different types of learning were identified in relation to ITE in the subject departments: Learning by imitation, Learning by enculturation and Learning by innovation.
Updated: May. 21, 2012
This article examines how pedagogical reasoning and action might occur in the digital age, comparing Schulman’s model with the reality for a small sample of digitally able beginning teachers as part of the emerging generation of teachers. The conclusion drawn is that while the pedagogical reasoning and action model remains relevant, it was based on an assumption that teaching involves knowledge being passed from a teacher to their students, which was found to restrict innovation by digitally able teachers. Furthermore, the teachers in the study could have benefited from experiencing the implementation of a edagogical reasoning and action model that was aligned with ideas about knowledge, teaching and learning in the digital age.
Updated: Oct. 12, 2010
In this article, the authors propose an agenda for special education teacher education researchers. The authors emphasize that particular attention should be paid to policy work and studies of innovations in pre-service preparation, induction and mentoring, and professional development. The authors discuss strategies to bolster the research foundation, namely, by oversampling special education teachers in the Schools and Staffing Survey and the Teacher Follow-Up Survey and by fostering the development of models of teacher development and related measures of teacher quality.
Updated: Jun. 13, 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
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
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