Search results for: Preservice teacher education
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Results of this study identified evidence markers that characterize reflection in preservice teacher electronic portfoliosThe author describes how the school of education faculty members identified these markers. The author argues that being able to explicitly recognize and characterize the evidence which identifies reflection should assist instructors in teaching the skills of reflection and in making better use of electronic portfolios for promoting reflection among preservice teachers.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2013
Effectiveness and Impact of Technology-Enabled Project-Based Learning with the Use of Process Prompts in Teacher Education
The authors investigated the effectiveness and impacts of process prompts on students’ learning and computer self-efficacy within the technology-enabled project-based learning (PBL) context in an undergraduate educational technology course. The participants were thirty-five prospective teachers enrolled in a Web-Based Instruction for English Language Teaching (ELT) course. Students’ interviews and reflections revealed that process prompts were important in facilitating problem-solving efforts. The surveys showed significant gains on students’ computer self-efficacy after the completion of technology-enabled PBL.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2013
The authors describe reflections from two cycles of developmental research that involved creating and refining a series of computer-based applets for reasoning about the relative magnitude of fractional quantities. The results indicated that the intent of many of these features did serve their intended pedagogical purposes. In particular, features such as strategic hint tools and nonjudgmental feedback enhanced users’ experiences. However, non-interactive aspects, such as written reflection questions, did not enhance users’ experiences.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2013
The main purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of simSchool in improving participants’ scores in teacher preparation and attitudes toward inclusion. Findings revealed that students who participated in the teaching simulation scored higher on the teacher preparation survey and valued simulations and computer games more.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2013
Teacher education in Norway is nationally regulated and is currently undergoing extensive changes. The authors outline the various education routes for teachers and some of the ongoing work to improve teacher education. The authors focus on the reform that has come the farthest: initial teacher education for grades 1–7 and grades 5–10. The authors discuss the controversies abound in teacher education, and the relationship between designing programmes that enable the development of skills and also enhance becoming a teacher..
Updated: Jul. 09, 2013
Predicting Performance: A Comparison of University Supervisors’ Predictions and Teacher Candidates’ Scores on a Teaching Performance Assessment
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between university supervisors’ predictions and teacher candidates’ performance on a summative assessment based on a capstone teaching event, part of the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT). The findings indicate that university supervisors’ perspectives about their candidates did not always correspond with outcomes on the PACT teaching event, a summative performance assessment. In addition, most of the candidates with the highest and lowest scores on the assessment were not those for whom the supervisors anticipated outstanding or poor performance.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2013
The authors report on a grounded theory analysis of prospective teachers’ online reflections in an ePortfolio system. Results indicate that prospective teachers tend to showcase or “sunshine” their teaching and learning experiences rather than reflect on them analytically and critically.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
The authors examined the role of student interaction in an online environment and implications for course development and online instruction. The authors describe interaction in three ways: in relation to content; in relation to the instructor; and in relation to other learners. The body of research points to student interaction as an essential component of online learning, and the increase in the level of interactivity directly correlates with a higher the level of student satisfaction and performance.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
Evaluating Modes of Teacher Preparation: A Comparison of Face-to-Face and Remote Observations of Graduate Interns
This study compared between two modes of teaching observations: face-to-face observations and synchronous remote observations of graduate interns in a southern university at USA. The authors evaluated the differences between the two observational modes and whether these differences affected the quality of teacher preparation. The data suggest that each mode of observation has both benefits and limitations, but neither process was overall a more effective method of evaluating the quality of teaching.
Updated: May. 08, 2013
The author argues that a (re)turn to a focus on ‘practice’ in initial teacher education programs might allow teacher educators to start to relate and integrate the experience that their students have of their courses. He claims that the challenge for teacher educators is to find a way to allow student teachers to confront the work of teaching as something that must be practised and refined, reflected upon and tried again. The author presents a form of ‘thought experiment’ which designed at Charles Sturt University to investigate what happens when new student teachers encounter a program that focuses on studying and practising ‘core practices’ of teaching that could be practised again and again.
Updated: Apr. 18, 2013