Search results for: Teachers' needs
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Systematic Design of Blended PBL: Exploring the Design Experiences and Support Needs of PBL Novices in an Online Environment
This study aims to inform teacher educators, professional development specialists, and researchers how they can better support teachers in designing blended PBL, especially in online environments. The study focused on an individual project, which required the participants to design a blended PBL lesson for their selected target audience. The results of this study suggest that professional development programs provide PBL novices with (a) an opportunity to design the whole PBL process using a systematic approach, (b) synchronous, interactive questioning sessions and customized scaffolding, (c) concise and easy-to-understand guidelines and checklists, and (d) opportunities to have a successful experience with PBL design.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2014
Beyond Induction: The Continuing Professional Development Needs of Early-Career Teachers in Scotland
This article describes a research project which explored the CPD needs and priorities of early-career teachers and the barriers to their participation in Scotland. The project employed a three-staged methodology: nominal group technique interviews with teachers in four local authorities; a national online survey; and a stakeholder consultation exercise. The analysis of data led to the development of six strategic recommendations. These recommendations related to issues such as the different needs and work in different contexts of year two to six teachers, the responsibility of local authorities and schools to support year two to six teachers, ect'.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2013
A Bridge Over Troubling Waters: A Snapshot of Teacher Graduates' Perceptions of their Ongoing Professional Learning Needs
This article discusses a pilot university program of extended teacher preparation in Ausralia. The paper reports on the perceived professional learning needs of a group of graduates as they transition to teaching. The key findings indicate that these graduates are seeking ongoing support as they develop confidence in their canonical skills of teaching.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013
The purpose of this article is to add to and challenge the conversations about what learning to teach mathematics requires and how its complexity makes content-specific induction and rich opportunities to learn not only desirable but also essential. The authors report on the cases of two well-started novice mathematics teachers. The two new teachers made considerable progress in their teaching. However, there was still much about the complexity of teaching, specifically teaching math, that the new teachers had to learn.
Updated: May. 28, 2012
Induction Needs of a Group of Teachers at Different Career Stages in a School in the Republic of Ireland: Challenges and Expectations
The current study examines how a school-based induction programme can best accommodate the needs of a diverse group of teachers at different career stages. This case study carried out in a socially disadvantaged secondary school in the Republic of Ireland. Findings reveal that the induction needs of both newly qualified teachers and returning teachers were broadly similar.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011
This article presents the results of an exploratory research study into induction practices of novice teacher educators in six different countries. This study aimed to answer the question, 'How do novice teacher educators experience their induction period?' Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with 11 beginning teacher educators. The findings indicated that induction is quite problematic. None of the teacher educators experienced a satisfying induction into their institute and the profession as well. The results of the interviews mirror the two levels of induction. Firstly, it refers to the organizational induction into the teacher education institute. Secondly, it is about becoming a member of the profession (professional induction).
Updated: Mar. 21, 2010
Nigerian Inservice Teachers' Self-Assessment in Core Technology Competences and Their Professional Development Needs in ICT
This study was a survey designed to engage postgraduate inservice teachers from selected universities in the south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria in selfassessment of core technology competence. 238 teachers participated in the study. The study was also designed to determine the professional development needs of the inservice teachers and their preferred mode of professional development. Results revealed that the majority of the inservice teachers lacked competencies in core technology areas.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
This survey study investigated high school science teachers’ challenges and needs specific to their growing English language learning (ELL) student population. Thirty-three science teachers from 6 English as a Second language (ESL)-center high schools in central Virginia participated in the survey. Results suggest that language barriers as well as ELL students’ lack of science foundational knowledge challenged teachers most. Teachers perceived that appropriate instructional materials and pedagogical training was most needed.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2009
A research regarding the use of case-based methodology is reviewed in this article. The author maintains that commercial case studies do not meet preservice teachers' needs and experiences. The article describes a methodology of instructor developed case-base studies that are tailored to specific groups of students. Results of the more specific case-based studies showed teacher education students implemented higher levels of critical thinking skills and application of course concepts than have been previously shown by commercial cases.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2008