Mar. 25, 2011
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MOFET ITEC Portal Newsletter

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We are delighted to be sending you another issue of The MOFET ITEC Portal resource list with some significant trends from the latest articles published in academic journals focusing on teacher education, pedagogy and instruction.

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March 25, 2011 International Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
March 2011
Featured Items
Expectations of A Pre-service Teacher: Implications of Encountering the Unexpected
In this article, the author examines the expectations of a group of site-based teacher educators. Each of these teacher educators attempted to support a pre-service teacher who struggled to achieve satisfactory outcomes on their professional placement. The current article is concerned with the bases for strong emotional experiences. The article also raises questions in relation to how we can support teachers make sense of discourses that shape their lives and their emotions, particularly with respect to site-based teacher educators' expectations of their pre-service teacher.
Concerns, Considerations, and New Ideas for Data Collection and Research in Educational Technology Studies
The current article explores some common methodological issues facing educational technology research. This paper also highlight new data collection approaches using examples from the literature and the authors' own experience Next, the authors highlight other challenges and opportunities inherent in the study of educational technology. In addition, the authors discuss the critical importance of aligning outcome measures with the technological innovation. In conclusion, the authors hope that the issues this article raises and the specific examples it includes spur critical reflection on some of the details important to data collection and educational technology research.
Students as Learners and Teachers: Taking Responsibility, Transforming Education, and Redefining Accountability
In this comparative analysis, the author calls for rethinking how we conceptualize student role and responsibility. This call frames the author's comparison of two programs, which she designed: One program involves secondary students in the preparation of high school teachers and the other program involves college students in the professional development of college faculty. The author then draws on the perspectives of student participants across these two programs to address a series of educational ideals that span K–12 and college contexts: inspiring lasting learning, celebrating humanity and diversity, and engaging in meaningful assessment.
'I Understood the Complexity within Diversity': Preparation for Partnership with Families in Early Childhood Settings
The current article reports on the experiences of student teachers who undertook a community placement in order to interact with children and families outside their normal range of teaching practice experience. The article argues that the change in placement setting prompted student reflection in relation to these themes and shifts in beliefs, towards more authentic and complex understandings of partnership.
Educating Teachers in Hong Kong for Leadership in the Age of the Internet: A Re-conceptualisation
In this article, the author argues that for teachers to be leaders in contemporary classrooms, teacher education programs need to focus more on the deeper and wider implications of ICT and the Internet in education than has hitherto been the practice. The author considers the reforms in the ICT teacher training policy in Hong Kong. The article shows that these reforms, and the fact that Hong Kong is a 'wired', has resulted in pre-service teachers being well informed in the technical competencies of computer usage and its pedagogical manifestations.
March 2011
All Recent Items
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Latin@ Advocacy in the Hyphen: Faculty Identity and Commitment in a Hispanic-Serving Institution
Transnational Curriculum Studies: Reconceptualization Discourse in South Korea

Professional Development

Professional Experience Reform in China: Key Issues and Challenges
'Bound by Recognition' : Some Thoughts on Professional Designation for Teachers
'Getting the Pieces Together': Negotiating the Transition from Pre-service to In-service Teacher

Teacher Education & Instruction

Balancing the Workload Equation in English Primary Schools: A Continuing Story?
From Autopsy to Biopsy: A Metacognitive View of Lesson Planning and Teacher Trainees in ELT

Research Methods

Breaking Up with Deleuze: Desire and Valuing the Irreconcilable
Explorations in Using Arts-Based Self-Study Methods
'We Are So Over Pharaohs and Pyramids!' Re-Presenting the Othered Lives with Young People through An International Studies Program
Centripetal Thinking in Curriculum Studies

Teacher Education Programs

Educating Teachers in Hong Kong for Leadership in the Age of the Internet: A Re-conceptualisation

Preservice Students

Expectations of A Pre-service Teacher: Implications of Encountering the Unexpected
Emotions and 'Getting By': A Pre-service Teacher Navigating Professional Experience

Beginning Teachers

Using Possible-selves Theory to Understand the Identity Development of New Teachers

Teaching Assessment

Standards-Based Performance Assessment for the Evaluation of Student Teachers: A Consequential Validity Study

Technology & Computers

The Design and Application of the Digital Backpack
Development and Validation of the Student Tool for Technology Literacy (ST2L)
Teacher Candidate Responses to Digital Games: 21st-Century Skills Development
Impact of Robotics and Geospatial Technology Interventions on Youth STEM Learning and Attitudes
How Asynchronous Discussion Boards Mediate Learning Literacy Methods Courses to Enrich Alternative-Licensed Teachers' Learning Experiences
Connecting Instructional Technology Professional Development to Teacher and Student Outcomes
Concerns, Considerations, and New Ideas for Data Collection and Research in Educational Technology Studies
A Tablet Computer for Young Children? Exploring Its Viability for Early Childhood Education

Theories & Approaches

'I Understood the Complexity within Diversity': Preparation for Partnership with Families in Early Childhood Settings

Trends in Teacher Education

Students as Learners and Teachers: Taking Responsibility, Transforming Education, and Redefining Accountability
Professional Experience in New Times: Issues and Responses to a Changing Education Landscape
Changing Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities in Changing Times
March 2011
 
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