Search results for: United Kingdom
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Imagining A Different Life in School: Educating Student Teachers about 'Looked After' Children and Young People
This research concerns the acquaintance of student teachers with the educational and wider pastoral experiences of children and young people who are or have been ‘looked after’ and who they may well teach at some point. The research also concerns the familiarization of student teachers with the ‘looked after’ system in the UK. The authors discuss an exploratory awareness-raising curriculum project within a Teacher Education Department at a University in the UK. This project utilizes digital multimedia to develop a ‘community of awareness’ of young people and student teachers.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2009
This article explores a two-year portfolio initiative' in a British elementary school. It describes the teachers resistance, and the factors that contributed to its acceptance. Factors contributing to the success, included the student-centered focused for the portfolio, and the statements that were important for the teachers to make.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2008
Teachers’ Conceptions of Teacher-research and Self-perceptions as Enquiring Practitioners—A Longitudinal Case Study
The article explores a study engaged in teachers-research and the student being able to be requiring practitioners. A group of Britain student teachers were studied, utilizing questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and field notes from direct observation. Using a grounded theory methodology, the result follow that reporting research does not providies teachers the skills and tools for reflection, that are easily transferable to practice.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2008
The article examines case studies from the UK and South Africa regarding ideologies and practices in teaching. In the case of the UK, the authors discuss a teacher's degree course and expose a rift between individual, experiential knowledge and institutional organizational knowledge, all characteristic of the large-scale transformations of education in the UK. In South Africa, the study follows a white teacher teaching in a black township. The authors conclude that student teachers should be taught about the discourse by which teaching is constructed so that they can reflect more critically on their professional practice.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2008
This article explores some of the challenges of conducting action research in higher education. It arises from an ongoing research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council's Teaching and Learning Research Programme (ESRC/TLRP), 'Learning and Teaching for Social Diversity and Difference', which examines the dynamics of academic engagement in higher education within a multi-dimensional framework.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008
The Impossibility of Minority Ethnic Educational ‘Success’? An Examination of the Discourses of Teachers and Pupils in British Secondary Schools
This article argues that in Britain dominant educational discourses of ‘the ideal pupil’ exclude minority ethnic pupils and prevent them from inhabiting a position of authentic ‘success’. It suggests that ‘the successful pupil’ is a desired yet refused subject position for many minority ethnic young people – even for those who are (to some extent) performing educational success.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2008
This paper reports a three-year study of Praxis Inquiry based developments in teacher education undertaken by an international consortium of university colleagues who have worked in Australia, Iceland, Latvia, and the United Kingdom.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2008
Rethinking Initial Teacher Education for Further Education Teachers: From a standards-led to a knowledge-based approach
The article criticizes the teacher education program, and the 'standards-led model' in the United Kingdom, since it does not take into account learning in the workplace, the professional dimension of professional practice, and the importance of knowledge. The paper stresses the importance of work-based learning and describes it as a learning zone where different types of knowledge and pedagogy are learned and transformed.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2008
The Literacies for Learning in Further Education (LfLFE) research project has been funded for three years from January 2004 as part of Phase 3 of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme in the UK. The project involves collaboration between two universities and four further education (FE) colleges. The intention is to investigate students' everyday literacy practices and explore ways of mobilizing these to enhance their learning on college courses.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2008
The article discusses a partnership between schools and the arts, with the goal of animating the national curriculum and enriching school life. The study followed two primary school teachers and two artists who planned and produced an inventive children picture book. Findings of the study reveal that the success of the program depends on the focus on the students' learning, the adults' commitment to the work, the different expertise the adults came to share, and the excitement and engagement of the adults which contributed to meaningful language learning opportunities for the children involved.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2008