Search results for: Interdisciplinary approach
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Learning to Teach Music-themed Mathematics: An Examination of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Developing and Implementing Interdisciplinary Mathematics Pedagogy
This study aimed to offer a group of preservice teachers with opportunities to learn about interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy, plus the experience of implementing interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy with elementary students. This study situated music within a series of mathematics lessons that incorporated the musical elements as a central, rather than superficial, component of the mathematics pedagogy. This study has provided empirical findings pertaining to the connections between music and mathematics to illustrate the concept of the entertainment-education learning strategy. To support the aim of improving preservice teachers’ knowledge for how to effectively implement mathematics teaching strategies with their future elementary students, teacher educators should strive to improve preservice teachers’ awareness of, and capacity for, making mathematics education more engaging for students.
Updated: Aug. 08, 2017
Comparing Novice and Expert Perceptions of Interactive Multimedia Tools for Conveying Conceptions of Size and Scale
This study investigate how three different interactive multimedia tools for conveying concepts related to size and scale were perceived and experienced by two groups: (a) 224 novice/pre-service teachers, and (b) eight instructional designers and trainers of pre-service teachers.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
Critical Liberal Education: An Undergraduate Pedagogy for Teacher Candidates in Socially Diverse University Settings
The current paper addresses the lack of attention universities have given to adjusting liberal education, the undergraduate major for teachers in California, to the increase of multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and social class heterogeneity in state universities. The paper argues for a revised pedagogy for undergraduate liberal arts education for teacher candidates in California called critical liberal education.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
Heritage Education: Exploring the Conceptions of Teachers and Administrators from the Perspective of Experimental and Social Science Teaching
This article describes a research project into heritage education. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective from within the field of Experimental and Social Science Education, the paper presents an analysis of teachers' and administrators' conceptions of heritage, its teaching and its dissemination in Spain. The results emphasize the relevance of academic background, initial training and professional context with regard to the conceptualizations of heritage held by the different groups.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2010
This article advances an interdisciplinary perspective on the factors influencing teacher quality, specifically defined as teachers’ practices and their interactions with students that can be shown to relate to student achievement. The article offers a view of teacher quality focused on teacher-child interactions that serve as explanatory mechanisms in predicting children’s achievement. Additionally, the article discusses two bodies of research from psychological science that illustrate the ways in which psychological principles and an overarching view of teachers as developing people may contribute to current debates about teacher quality.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2010
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Preparing Early Intervention Professionals: A University and Community Collaborative Initiative
The purpose of this article is to describe a university-community collaborative initiative that provided an interdisciplinary approach to personnel preparation. Twelve students from various academic disciplines participated in early intervention coursework and practical experiences. Specifically, students were prepared to provide early intervention to infants/toddlers who were premature/medically fragile and their families. Outcome measures indicated increased knowledge and acquisition of skills related to early intervention, and intervention specific to the high-risk population. Employment outcomes and increased opportunities for professional collaboration are also described. Implications are discussed.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2010
Education and Medical Professionals Collaborating to Prepare Early Childhood Teachers for Inclusive Settings
This paper describes the first three years of collaboration between a university's early childhood teacher education program and a hospital's program for families of children with special needs. Using a transdisciplinary model, the mission of this partnership is to prepare a new generation of teachers who excel in helping children with and without disabilities thrive.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
This article investigates the value of practitioner enquiry in the development of common language and shared understandings. The participants were a group of mid-career professionals from a variety of public service backgrounds, brought together to formulate responses to the English agenda for integrating services. It draws upon data gathered from multi-professional action learning and focus groups via a collaboration between an English University and six regional authorities. The article concludes that collaborative multi-professional practitioner enquiry offers a realistic means of embedding this challenging aspect of policy.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
The purpose of this article is to describe innovatory online teaching carried out in the inter-university master's 'Educational Innovation Policies and Practices for the Knowledge Society'. The master's focuses on the exploration of a problem-based learning model. The online teaching model, developed particularly by Internacional de Andaluca University, is the background for the development of an interdisciplinary core investigated in this study.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2009
The article describes a school-based study of teacher education students in Tasmania, relating to the teaching of studies of society and environment (SOSE). The study suggests that teacher preparation programs should encourage greater critical reflection on curriculum documents, and findings highlight teachers' tensions between experimental and/or interdisciplinary approaches to teacher education. The study also explores the selection of fieldwork sites for children's learning and teacher education pedagogies.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2008