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This article provides an account of professional learning in action. The authors documented the experiences of three upper primary teachers as they engaged in reflection-on-action with the assistance of an academic mentor. Video-stimulated recall was used as a mechanism to encourage productive reflective practice. The results indicated that although it was a powerful medium for stimulating reflection, and the teachers indicated that it was a beneficial process, there was limited evidence to suggest that it resulted in substantial changes to their practices.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2010
This article considers the professional development of 75 primary and secondary teachers in Melbourne, who had been charged with the responsibility of leading the professional learning of their colleagues in their schools. To support these leaders in their roles, the Victorian state government’s Department of Education applied to the Pedagogy and Professional Learning Research Group at Monash University to develop and implement an appropriate Professional Learning program. The participants in the program reflected on their learning through the formalised process of case writing. The article offers insights into the journey of these educators of teachers as they have developed deeper understandings of what it means to be a teacher educator.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2010
Bringing Modern Languages into the Primary Curriculum in England: Investigating Effective Practice in Teacher Education
This paper presents the results of an investigation into the effectiveness of an initiative in a large education faculty in the North West of England. The initiative designed to ensure that all generalist primary teacher trainees on an undergraduate course are prepared to support the implementation of the UK government's National Languages Strategy in primary schools.
Updated: Oct. 01, 2009
District Professional Development Models As A Way to Introduce Primary-School Teachers to Natural Science Curriculum Reforms in One District in South Africa
The article reports on a study that examined whether district continued professional development (CPD) sufficiently prepared teachers for their classroom practice. Analysis of CPD models used with primary-school natural science teachers in a district in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa was conducted. Findings indicated that the district CPD models used with the teachers created several challenges that negatively impacted on the success of the new curriculum reforms.
Updated: Jun. 02, 2009
A Primary Teacher’s Mathematics Teaching: The Development of Beliefs and Practice in Different “Supportive” Contexts
The article refers to a longitudinal case study of a primary school teacher over a period of 4 years. The study focuses on the development of the teacher’s beliefs regarding mathematics teaching and learning from the last year of her university studies up to the third year of teaching mathematics in school. This development has been examined within three different contexts, which have been distinguished in terms of the kind of support provided to this teacher.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009
W(h)ither the Sense of Wonder of Pre-Service Primary Teachers’ When Teaching Science?: A Preliminary Study of Their Personal Experiences
This preliminary study seeks to explore whether wonder-based reflections are sources of inspiration for future teachers of science. What experiences have brought them personally a sense of wonder and when, if at all, do they employ scientific explanations of those events? In all 140 pre-service primary teachers, when questioned, described 240 separate events or occasions in which they had participated or observed that evoked a heightened sense of wonder. Three different types of wonder described all the events cited: physical, personal and metaphysical wonder.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
The article explores emotional writing in a primary teacher writing program. The participants were 99 postgraduate student teachers on a sociology of teaching module in an initial primary teacher education program in the Republic of Ireland. Analysis of journal responses indicated how student teachers shaped and reshaped their emergent identities through discourse, memory, emotions, and personal biography and along a values-action continuum.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
The article describes a study of four teachers as they progress from their teaching programs and through the first year as primary science teachers. The aim of the study is to explore the teachers' development of identity and knowledge, through interviews, and observations, and the interaction between knowledge and identities.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2008