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The article is driven by a simple question: what type of collective space is a classroom and how can it be imagined differently? Drawing on the social topography provided by Hardt and Negri, the author suggests that schools have traditionally worked to produce either (a) a people; (b) a crowd; or (c) the masses. The problem with these forms of social collectivity is that they each tend to limit radical movements for democracy.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2009
Rethinking Classroom-Oriented Instructional Development Models to Mediate Instructional Planning in Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments
Adopting an activity theoretical perspective towards instructional planning in the technology-enhanced learning environments (TELE), this paper examines two existing classroom-oriented instructional development (ID) models: the model of Reiser and Dick (1996) and the model of Morrison, Ross, and Kemp (2004). It then constructs a classroom-oriented expansive and reflective ID model.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
The moral judgment of sanction in teaching and disciplinary practices was studied in a group of 222 teachers to determine the factors that affect sanction in the classroom. Factors studied included pupils' intent, consequences, recidivism, pupils' academic level, and family stability in two contexts: discipline and schoolwork. Results showed the significant effects of these factors for each context. Age of teachers, gender and teaching level (primary or secondary school) were also investigated in the judgment of sanction. Results showed a significant main effect of age, and specific differences in the moral algebra of teachers according to gender and teaching level.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2009
This summary identifies various types of thinking skills and skill components recommended for classroom instruction. The author describes and cites research-derived features of effective, direct instruction in thinking skills and describes a framework for this instruction. The research cited here suggests both students' academic achievement and their quality of thinking can be improved by using these techniques and strategies to teach thinking skills in subject-matter courses.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2008
Silent Pedagogy and Rethinking Classroom Practice: Structuring Teaching through Silence rather than Talk
The article considers the value placed on talk as opposed to silence in the classroom and suggests that a cultural bias towards talk means that silence is commonly perceived negatively. It concludes by proposing that classroom observations should take into account the complex skills of 'silent pedagogy' where the teacher makes conscious decisions to abstain from intervention based on continuous sensitive readings of the learning environment.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2008
The study described in this paper investigates how graduate students in language and linguistic specializations develop and perceive community and how these perceptions or developments differ according to medium (chat, discussion board, or face-to-face class and group discussions). The results of this study confirm that it is indeed possible to develop a sense of community through computer mediated communication tools and that classroom learning is not the only way to achieve strong communities.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2008
Exploring the Relationship between Certification Sources, Experience Levels, and Classroom Management Orientations of Classroom Teachers
This article explores classroom management – learning, social interaction and student behavior. It examines the relationship between the sources of teachers' certification, teachers' experience levels and teachers' classroom management techniques. Findings indicate that teachers with traditional certification and many years of experience exhibit less control over the children's classroom activities than those with alternative certification and novel approaches to education.
Updated: May. 27, 2008
When English teachers effectively integrate technology into their classrooms, however, they have the opportunity to positively engage students in the learning process. Considering the specific technology of weblogs, this article will explore the need for preservice teachers to construct a working pedagogy that includes the use of technology within the content area for teaching and learning.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2008