Search results for: Instruction effectiveness
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Enhancing Mentoring of Teacher Candidates Through Consultative Feedback and Self-Evaluation of Instructional Delivery
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a supplemental method of providing supervisory feedback to teacher candidates in an attempt to improve instructional efficacy. A single-case, multiple-baseline, across-participants design was used to evaluate lesson components, rate of praise statements, and rate of opportunities to respond included by teacher candidates in their teaching. Consultation was effective in increasing the number of lesson components and amount of behavior-specific praise delivered during instruction for all participants.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
Conceptions of Effective Mathematics Teaching within a Cultural Context: Perspectives of Teachers from China and the United States
This study examines Chinese and U.S. teachers’ beliefs concerning effective teaching within a cultural context. Nine Chinese teachers and 11 U.S. teachers were selected for the study.The findings from this study reveal that although sharing some common beliefs, the two groups of teachers think differently about both mathematics understanding and the features of effective teaching. These differences of teachers’ beliefs are discussed in a cultural context. Finally, the findings of this study have a number of implications for future studies that examine cross-cultural beliefs of effective teaching from teachers’ perspectives.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2010
Book Talks in Special Education Methods Courses: Using Literature to Influence, Inspire, and Prepare Teacher Candidates
The article describes an investigation on the use of literature as part of the teacher preparation process which probed the impact of book talks on teacher candidates' attitudes toward people with disabilities. The study took place in a private college in western New York. Forty undergraduate teacher candidates in 4-year special education certification program participated in the study. Qualitative analysis revealed that the assignment influenced an increase in positive attitudes toward individuals with disabilities reflecting insight, empathy, and respect.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2010
This study implemented a brief theory-driven autonomy-supportive intervention in university seminars and developed an observational checklist instrument to assess behavior change. Tutors who received brief training in autonomy-supportive teaching techniques showed significant increases from baseline in two important autonomy-supportive behaviors in their classes.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
Analysis of the Revisions that Pre-service Teachers of Mathematics Make of Their Own Project Included in Their Learning Portfolio
This study provides a method to assess the modifications made by each pre-service teacher in his/her project included in his/her learning portfolio. The project consisted of designing a lesson plan for teaching mathematical knowledge taking into account Content, Activities, Methodology and Reflection. The outcomes showed significant differences in the revisions carried out in all categories except Activities.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
Teachers' Instructional Planning for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: Macro-Scripts as a Pedagogical Method to Facilitate Collaborative Learning
The current study explores macro-level computer-supported collaborative learning scripts as a pedagogical method to facilitate collaboration. This case-study examines the difference between the “ideal” script and the “actual, realized” script to find out how collaboration differs between different groups. This study demonstrates that macro-scripts support collaboration by introducing the reason for interaction and by helping students solve learning tasks.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
This documentary account describes professional development for teachers in the USA serving culturally and linguistically diverse students. The goal of the project was to monitor effectiveness of training in Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) and to assess the value of cognitive coaching. Findings indicated workshops were effective and produced strong commitment to the model, but resulted in a disappointing level of implementation without a coaching phase.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
This study reviewed eight studies. The goals of this study were two-fold: (i) to identify similarities and differences of peer coaching and (ii) to examine its feasibility and challenges in preservice teacher education. Peer coaching appears to possess unique advantages and have much value for preservice teacher education.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
A Training Programme on Managing Science Class Interactions: Its Impact on Teachers' Practises and on Their Pupils' Achievement
This research evaluates the impact of a training programme on trainee physics and chemistry teachers, focusing on the way pupils' explanations are dealt with during teacher-pupil interaction. 8 teachers and 172 pupils participated in the research. The analysis of the recordings of the sessions shows that teachers, after training, are more ready to take pupils' productions into account, use a greater number of appropriate arguments, and are more frequently aware of pupils' misconceptions
Updated: Aug. 03, 2010
‘Teach as You Preach’: The Effects of Student-Centred versus Lecture-Based Teaching on Student Teachers’ Approaches to Teaching
This study explores the effects of teaching and learning environments on student teachers’ approaches to teaching. The study also compares a lecture-based setting to a student-activating teaching environment. The participants were 852 Flemish students, who were in their first year of the elementary teacher training programme. Results confirm the hypothesis tested only for the increasing conceptual change/student-focused teaching approach, but not in the direction of decreasing information transmission/teacher-focused approaches to teaching. Moreover, the present study proves the majority of students in teacher education to be reflective, critical persons with the best intentions for their pupils.
Updated: Jul. 25, 2010