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Supporting science teachers teaching outside specialism: teachers’ views of a professional development programme
In Malta, most science teachers are likely to have a teaching degree level qualification in one science subject. When teaching science in the first two years of secondary school they will be teaching outside their area of science specialism, that is teaching a subject/s that was not studied at degree or Advanced level. A study was conducted to investigate how a group of science teachers, who are non-chemistry specialists, could be supported to teach chemistry topics by participating in a year-long professional development programme. Data were gathered through individual and focus group interviews. This paper focuses on the teachers’ views of this programme and how it affected their views of teaching chemistry. After conducting experiments, discussing and planning lessons within a community of learners teachers felt better prepared to teach chemistry. This enabled them to change their views and expand their identity as a science teacher.
Updated: May. 25, 2022
This article explores how mathematics students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education )Honours) degree programme offered by the Faculty of Education of the University of Malta experience the feedback they receive from tutors while out on teaching practice (TP). The author concludes that the approach being proposed here builds on the realisation that TP offers a strong common purpose among the interested parties. During TP visits, both tutors and student teachers are involved simultaneously in the same assessment activity – that is, providing feedback to their respective students within an assessment scenario that carries both formative and summative connotations.
Updated: Sep. 15, 2014
In this article, the author returned to classroom teaching to better understand the challenges faced by student teachers in implementing Communicative Language Teaching for teaching English at secondary school level. Through self-study the author formed a more developed understanding of the learners' role in learning; their prior learning and past classroom experiences are brought heavily to bear on new learning experiences. Finally, implications for practice and policy are suggested .
Updated: Jan. 30, 2011
This study investigates the attitudes of a sample of English, Maltese and German teachers toward the training they received to teach media education. The study also explores the teachers’ attitudes about whether and how media education should be taught in schools. The sample was consisted of 132 teachers from England, Malta and Germany. The results show that the participants felt least confident teaching television production, radio production, and website design.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2010