Search results for: Learning processes
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This paper describes a graduate literacy teacher education course that compelled students to think in terms of design and multimodality. The authors saw this qualitative case study as a way to understand the interrelationships of learning processes, principles of design and multimodal texts, and how these might inform pedagogy. Building on years of work in the areas of multimodality and multiliteracies, the authors observed how eight teachers with varying degrees of comfort with multimodality moved into a design-oriented approach to literacy education.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2013
Using self-study approach, the author was interested to learn about teaching teachers. The author positioned herself as a novice in the unfamiliar context of learning to ride a horse. Two themes emerged through pattern analysis. The first theme to emerge through the author's early journal entries was empathy for her students’ anxiety and vulnerability when learning a new skill with such high stakes. The second theme was the fact that the author had fallen but got back in the saddle with renewed confidence spoke volumes about learning.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2013
This article reports a self-study of the experiences of a teacher educator who has developed and taught a university-based action research course. The author adopted self-study as the methodology, using qualitative data collection methods. The article describes three themes which emerged during the action research: 1) Teacher culture clashes with the research world, 2) Teachers’ assumptions about teaching and learning and 3) Action research, domesticated by traditional research.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2013
In this qualitative study, the authors the personal metaphors expressed by prospective secondary education teachers. The metaphors are classified into the four categories of Leavy, McSorley, and Boté: the behaviourist/transmissive, the cognitivist/constructivist, the situative, and the self-referential. The results showed most metaphors to fall into the behaviourist/transmissive category, followed by the cognitivist/constructivist, self-referential, and situative categories, although some teachers expressed metaphors framed in more than one category.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
In this article, the authors used the Interconnected Model of Professional Growth to identify processes of teacher learning during the collaborative design of curriculum materials in the context of curriculum innovation. Nine published studies from six different countries about teachers’ collaborative curriculum design were analyzed to identify the learning processes that collaborative curriculum design fosters.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
The current research aims to add to the body of knowledge about different types of feedback. This paper reports the investigation of different types of automated model-based feedback. The study examined three forms of model-based feedback using different methods-concept mapping and written text-for presenting the solution of a task to be solved. Seventy-four students from a German university participated in this experimental study and were randomly assigned to one of the three experimental groups: (a) cutaway feedback, (b) discrepancy feedback, and (c) expert feedback.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2012
In this article, the authors build a case for the importance of geometry and spatial thinking. The authors conclude that research-based models hold the potential to make a significant difference in the learning of young children by catalyzing substantive change in the knowledge and beliefs of their teachers.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2012
Self-Regulation, Coregulation, and Socially Shared Regulation: Exploring Perspectives of Social in Self-Regulated Learning Theory
The purpose of this review article is to introduce and contrast social aspects across three perspectives: self-regulated learning, coregulated learning, and socially shared regulation of learning. In this article, the authors contrasted three different perspectives of social in each model, as well as research based on each model. In doing so, the article introduces a language for describing various bodies of work that strive to consider roles of individual and social context in the regulation of learning.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2011
This paper proposes a relatively radical hypothesis: Textbooks as educational tools are outdated and in need of reconceptualization. Furthermore, the authors believe that present technology affords us the opportunity to experiment with this reconceptualization in ways that not only facilitate teaching and learning but also redefine the role of the teacher in the classroom. The authors investigate one example of the intersection between technology and pedagogy, describing a college course in which students compose the course text using the wiki platform. This initiative is taking place at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2011
In this article, the authors review three lines of experimentation that call into question important aspects of common instructional practices. The authors conclude by discussing the frequently observed dissociation between people’s perceptions of which learning procedures are most effective and which procedures actually promote durable learning.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011