Search results for: Role of education
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This article examines the author's efforts to parse teaching practice into lists of discrete procedures. It argues that the teacher educators need to pay less attention to the visible behaviors of teaching and more attention to the purposes that are served by those behaviors. As a way to begin a conversation about parsing teachers’ purposes, the author offers a proposal for conceptualizing teaching as a practice that entails five persistent problems, each of which presents a difficult challenge to teachers, and all of which compete for teachers’ attention.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2017
Getting a Grip on the Classroom: From Psychological to Phenomenological Curriculum Development in Teacher Education Programs
Using a phenomenological lens, the authors argue that this approach to teacher education is flawed in two respects: (1) the intellectualist approach misses prepropositional forms of meaningful coping and dealing with an environment that define everyday teaching and (2) does not adequately describe what constitutes “excellence.” In conclusion, they suggest teacher education curricula shift from promoting teaching as critical self-reflection to promoting tactful coping.
Updated: May. 04, 2016
In this article, the author explores the role of the arts in education through the lens of current research in cognitive neuroscience. The article explains that although arts education has largely used multiple intelligences theory to substantiate its presence in classrooms and schools, this relationship has ultimately hindered the field of arts education's understanding of the relationship between the arts, human development, and learning. The author argues that as we strive toward the new theory of whole-mindedness, learners can be freed from their labeling - and so can the arts in education. The arts not only represent a wide spectrum of crafts and domains valued by society in so many ways, but also represent core modalities that align with cognitive constructs in the mind-brain - constructs that are critical to our development as individuals and to a society that has entered a visual revolution.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2014
This work aims to present an alternative vision of teaching, one that the authors call “Teacher as Civic Agent.” This term marks an important theoretical shift from viewing quality teaching and learning as that which prepares students to succeed economically to that which prepares students to become self-actualized and critically empowered civic agents. The authors explore the “Teacher as Civic Agent” through the analysis of the Council of Youth Research. The study seeks to provide a new rationale for democratic teacher education and a revitalization of the civic purposes of schooling. The authors argue for new paradigm of teacher education in which teachers engage with local communities, become producers of knowledge, and work collectively in solidarity with their students to create social change.
Updated: Mar. 03, 2014
In this article, the author describes his experiences as a suburban high school humanities teacher struggling to engage students with issues of social justice. The author is influenced by Freiré (1974/1998), who encourages socially conscious educators to place issues of social injustice at the center of pedagogy. However, the author works as an educator in a school primarily serving affluent white students. He finds that his students resist this multiculturally based social justice approach to humanities education. In this article, the author has described how he changed his selection of texts in response to student needs.
Updated: Oct. 16, 2012
In this article, the authors discusses the open method of coordination (OMC) within the Lisbon strategy in terms of a European Space for Education and ‘programme ontology’. The focus is on indicators and the European dimension, and how they ‘work’ in the forming of contents and identities in this European Space for Education.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2012
This article draws on the Scottish experience of undertaking research as part of the reforming process of an undergraduate program in initial teacher education. The article examines the tripartite tensions created by differing perspectives and rationales with respect to teacher education: policy, research and practice. The authors' experiences and reflections lead them to some conclusions about the nature of research-based practice in a policy-driven initiative.
Updated: May. 26, 2011
A socially just society is one in which all people are accorded equal worth and opportunity. It is a society incompatible with any form of prejudice or discrimination based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability or any other factor .This article explores current research into the role of education in combating social injustice. The authors have reconfigured a number of the identified themes from these research papers into four groups of issues of which teacher education programmes must be cognisant if they wish to work towards social justice outcomes.
Updated: Apr. 17, 2011
In this article, the author suggests parables as means for enlivening teacher education and for stretching understanding. The author starts by offering a definition of parables. Then, the author presents an analysis of three examples—The Storm, The Sower, and The Fish and the Turtle—to illustrate some of the rich interpretative possibilities they offer for thinking critically and imaginatively about teaching and learning. Finally, the author considers a few reasons why parables have potential for enhancing teacher education, including as a means for exploring moral commitments and beliefs and for generating theories about teaching and learning.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2010
In this article, the author argues for a reconsideration of the teachers college tradition within teacher ed curriculum. The author’s thesis is that we must return to the teachers college tradition if we expect to flourish as a real profession and contribute to the civic health of our nation. The author will make three points to explain the teachers college tradition. 1) We need a different and better understanding of our past. 2) The future of the teaching profession depends on our repairing our moral foundations. 3) The author wants to demonstrate how the revival of the teaching profession depends on the individual acts we take on our home campuses and within our local communities.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010