Search results for: Gibson Susan
Page 1/1 2 items
Teachers’ Perspectives on the Effectiveness of a Locally Planned Professional Development Program for Implementing New Curriculum
This research project examined how elementary teachers in one Canadian school district were handling implementation of a new social studies curriculum over the 2009–10 school year, three to five years after they experienced a formal district-level program of professional development. The findings suggest that effective professional development needs to be based on teachers’ needs; involve active learning, collaboration and modeling; be supported by a culture of learning in schools; and considerate of teacher resistance to change.
Updated: Apr. 24, 2013
This paper describes how a blogging exchange between pre-service teachers and elementary school children was used as part of a social studies pedagogy course. The objective of this exchange was to develop the pre-service teachers’ understanding of children’s differing learning needs, interests and learning styles while the children were immersed in developing subject-specific content knowledge. The experience was mutually beneficial for both the children and the pre-service teachers. Recommendations include increased emphasis on training both pre-service teachers and children on how to use blogs and how to frame questions and responses prior to incorporating a blogging experience.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009