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The purpose of the study was to explore how faculty technology literacy and technology training impact the integration of technology into their pedagogy. Respondents surveyed in this study consisted of faculty members from the 15 peer institutions of the University of North Dakota.
Updated: Jun. 08, 2009
This study explores the awareness of preservice special education teachers about their future roles. The authors compare pre-service teachers' expected roles with the current roles of practicing teachers and focuses on both teacher roles (in terms of amount of time spent in various settings) and their perceptions of those roles. 184 pre-service special education teachers and 133 practicing teachers participated in the study. In general, pre-service teachers' expectations appeared to be quite accurate.
Updated: May. 11, 2009
This study examined relations between teachers' perception of the school context, teacher burnout, and teacher job satisfaction. 563 Norwegian teachers in elementary school and middle school participated in the study. Four aspects of teachers' perception of the school context (supervisory support, time pressure, relations to parents, and autonomy) and three dimensions of teacher burnout (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment) were measured.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2009
It's Not All About School: Ways of Disrupting Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Pedagogy and Communication
The paper reports on an authentic learning opportunity offered to 22 pre-service teachers in their first year at university, which attempts to disrupt these perceptions about learning and pedagogy. Using a new application of Butin's conceptual framework, the authors show that during the project these participants developed more complex notions of learners and ways of making meaning.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2009
Exploring A Triad Model of Student Teaching: Pre-service Teacher and Cooperating Teacher Perceptions
In the student teaching triad model adopted in this study, pairs of pre-service teachers worked collaboratively with cooperating teachers during a 12-week field experience. The main objectives of the study were: 1. to document the benefits and challenges for pre-service teachers and cooperating teachers who participate in a triad model; 2. to describe the co-teaching models that would emerge during this experience.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2009
A supportive school environment is crucial to the enhancement of student teaching experiences. This study assesses student teachers' perceptions of secondary school environments. Then, it relates the perceptions to their satisfaction with school experiences and teaching commitment.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009
The study examines how people are prepared for professional practice in the clergy, teaching, and clinical psychology. The purpose of the study is to develop a framework to describe and analyze the teaching of practice in professional education programs, specifically preparation for relational practices. : The authors have identified three key concepts for understanding the pedagogies of practice in professional education: representations, decomposition, and approximations of practice. The authors conclude that, in the program they studied, prospective teachers have fewer opportunities to engage in approximations that focus on contingent, interactive practice than do novices in the other two professions.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009
This one-year case study investigated hybrid learning in two elementary teacher education courses. The courses incorporated the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) into the online portion of the coursework. Results showed that a majority of students held positive views, but some had negative experiences and faced challenges.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2009
Student Perceptions of Using Instant Messaging Software to Facilitate Synchronous Online Class Interaction in a Graduate Teacher Education Course
The study examined student perceptions of using instant messaging software for online interactive chapter discussions in a graduate teacher educational technology course. Students rated the course significantly higher than their regular classroom courses. The findings support the proposition that instant messaging may be used as a technique to increase dialogue. Hence, It reduces transactional distance, especially among students, in an online course environment.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2009
Using an activity theory framework, the authors examine how preservice teachers and middle school students utilized instant messaging in educational contexts. They also examine the impact of instant messaging on the development of community among preservice teachers.Qualitative results from six focus groups and two personal interviews indicate that instant messaging enhanced the development of community among the preservice teachers. It also facilitated the breakdown of teacher-student social barriers while being predominantly exploited as a social rather than an academic medium.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2009