Search results for: Research tools
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Three research instruments were designed to explore how mentors judge readiness to teach during final practicum placements. This article describes the three instruments. It discusses how the three tasks worked as ways to understand how people judge readiness to teach and as ways to develop mentors’ judgement making.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2015
Open access is a mode of publication that limits or removes payments, fees, licensing, or other typical requirements for access to research publications or related materials. This article examines the opportunities that are available for researchers to adopt open access distribution and the factors that may impede their adoption. The author focuses on one of the primary methods of adopting open access archiving versions of articles in open repository services and demonstrate how that model can contribute to decontextualizing of research findings during discovery.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010
The purpose of this article is to describe a process and protocol for researchers to follow when using concept maps as a research tool. To illustrate the viability of concept maps as a research tool, specific steps and examples are provided. The examples are from a research study that investigated the conceptual change of pre-service and in-service teachers after participation in special and general education courses using multimedia case-based instruction.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
In this article, the author evaluates both the challenges and possibilities of helping high school students develop critical research skills. He describes how he used Wikipedia to design classroom activities that address issues of authorship, neutrality, and reliability in information gathering. He concludes that teaching research skills in the contemporary context requires ongoing observations of the research strategies and practices students already employ.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009
This paper focuses on the development of the Collaboration Self-Assessment Tool (CSAT). The identification and practice of specific collaboration skills needed in a student teaching experience are emphasized. . The paper uses a case-study approach to describe how the tool can be used to enhance collaboration between a cooperating teacher and a teacher candidate.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2009
The authors argue that conceptual and methodological limitations in existing research approaches severely hamper theory building and empirical exploration of teacher learning and collaboration through cyber-enabled networks. The article presents preliminary data to illuminate both the power and limitations of current tools and techniques for studying cyber-enabled networks using data from a large, mature online network of K-12 educators.The authors propose a research agenda designed to create and validate a new generation of research tools and techniques.
Updated: Mar. 25, 2009