Search results for: Theory practice relationship
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Exploring the Radical Middle between Theory and Practice: A Collaborative Self-Study of Beginning Teacher Educators
This paper is a collaborative self-study of the authors' development as beginning teacher educators over the course of an academic year. The purpose of the authors' self-study was their shared interest in the role of theory and of practice in teacher education programs. Both authors kept personal journals of the ideas they explored during their discussion meetings. Their analysis suggests that theory and practice are densely interwoven aspects of teaching which can be tacitly separated by coursework in teacher education.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2009
Theoretical and Methodological Tensions in a Poststructural, Collaborative Self-Study Research Project
The paper examines the potential contradictions of conducting a collaborative self-study research project within a poststructural framework. In particular, the author considers how humanist discourses are challenged by poststructural theory. She also discusses about the use of theory in self-study research. The author provides a poststructural analysis of the use of experience in the self-study data to demonstrate ways in which theory can support us to (re)view taken for granted concepts in education.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2009
The article presents a study exploring preservice teachers' experiences with multigenre writing in a secondary English methods course. Eight preservice teachers participated in this study (seven females and one male). They were assigned to write multigenre reflections that connected theory and practice from course readings. Their writing was supported through classroom workshops and discussion. Analysis of the data indicate that the participants worked through their initial anxiety related to the unique expectations of multigenre writing. Suggestions for incorporation of multigenre writing in teacher education courses are provided.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2009
Diminishing the Divisions Among Us: Reading and Writing Across Difference in Theory and Method in the Sociology of Education
Evidenced in several now classic reviews of the field, much has been made of theoretical and methodological 'difference' with regard to research in the sociology of education. Such renditions often constitute important intellectual contributions. However, the authors' goal is to provide a framework reflective from inclusive reading of theory and methods that are now widely understood to characterize the field.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2009
In an attempt to address the research to practice gap, the authors developed and evaluated a process for creating and applying video models of effective practices for teacher education. The purpose of the project was to develop an effective process for creating video models of exemplary instructional practices in reading, math, and science. The project was a collaborative endeavor across three Florida university sites. Video models of strategies were field tested with preservice and practicing teachers working with diverse student populations. The authors present field-test data that demonstrate the influence of video modeling on teacher learning.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2009
The author explores the research to practice gap in special education by concentrating on the perceptions and practices of beginning special educators. Specifically, the author seeks to determine the teachers' perceptions of research in general as well as their use of six broad practices that are supported by research for students with high-incidence disabilities. 10 novice special educators participated in this study. The author identifies barriers and facilitating factors.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2009
Valuing Practice Over Theory: How Beginning Teachers Re-Orient Their Practice in The Transition from The University to The Workplace
This article is about the experiences of beginning teachers in turning theory learned in universities into practice in the workplace. The article argues that, despite long-standing awareness of the theory-practice gap as a central issue faced by beginning teachers, attempts by teacher educators to address this issue remain thwarted. The argument draws on interview and focus group data collected via a study of 1st year graduate teachers of an Australian pre-service teacher education program.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2009
The review examines ways in which the mentors of trainee teachers can use research as a means of questioning, understanding and improving their own practices. The first part presents an overview of empirical and theoretical research into mentoring relationships. The second part presents four ways in which mentors might engage with the literature.
Updated: May. 04, 2009
In this paper, a contribution is made to the discussion of reflection on the part of teachers. The discussion to date has shown that reflection must be broad and deep. Furthermore, a typology of six reflection possibilities is produced. Empirical support for this typology was gathered via interviews with 11 experienced secondary school teachers.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2009
In this paper, the authors describe a small in-depth study, in which they attempted to establish whether teacher educators begin to teach more congruently when supported, and the factors influencing the occurrence or nonoccurrence of such congruent teaching. To do so, the authors organized a workshop on the subject. The authors found that a particularly important aspect of congruent teaching, i.e. the teacher educators’ ability to link their own teaching to theory, had improved.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2009