Search results for: Faculty professional development
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Teaching Strategies for Building Student Persistence on Challenging Tasks: Insights Emerging from Two Approaches to Teacher Professional Learning
This article reports on two approaches to teacher professional learning in which the use of challenging tasks was the focus. In the first case, two full days of professional learning were followed by the opportunity to teach up to ten challenging tasks. In the second case, teachers observed three lessons built around challenging tasks taught by members of the project team. This article describes the professional learning approaches, illustrates the kinds of tasks involved, and discusses similarities and differences in the data within and between the two groups of teachers. It also discusses affordances and limitations of the two professional learning approaches.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2016
This article explores in what ways student teachers’ learning activities in a teacher education programme can be characterised as deliberate practice. Based on an in-depth exploration of 574 learning activities, the results highlight the different ways in which activities in teacher education programmes can be designed, the different motivations students have to engage in them repetitively, and different ways in which feedback can be organised, within contextual constraints posed by all professional environments.
Updated: Jun. 30, 2016
Effect of Faculty Member’s Use of Twitter as Informal Professional Development During a Preservice Teacher Internship
The purpose of this study was to identify preservice teachers’ attitudes regarding Twitter as an informal professional development tool during their internships. The results reveal that preservice teachers who followed a Twitter account as an informal professional development medium during internship viewed the experience as helpful, particularly with respect to learning about new classroom resources, classroom strategies, and classroom technologies.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2016
This article explores an effort to rethink curricular decision-making with a group of public pre-K teachers working in a context of curriculum escalation and commitment to play-based pedagogy. Through a professional development program designed to support developmentally and culturally responsive early mathematics, the authors examine how teachers took up the idea of engaging in mathematics with 4-year-olds in a way that married content knowledge and home practices.
Updated: Feb. 29, 2016
This study examines the in-the-moment moves facilitators make in two different video-based professional development programs to offer a framework for facilitation with video. The authors then examine patterns in facilitation across both contexts and identify practices that are unique to the goals of each setting.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2016
Professional Learning in the Lives of Teachers: Towards a New Framework for Conceptualising Teacher Learning
This study explored the continuing professional learning of teachers in a range of Australian schools. The findings revealed that three sets of major influences on teachers’ engagement with professional learning and the quality of that learning. These influences were isolation, cost, and the professional and personal life stages of teachers.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2014
Redesigning Academic Essays to Promote Teacher Reflection on Selected Issues of Learning and Teaching Related to the Current Educational Reform in Hong Kong
This article describes the design of an assignment structure that promotes teacher reflection on important issues related to a major education reform in Hong Kong. This article reported a grounded model explaining how this innovative assignment structure promotes reflection. The model situated the reflective assignments within the local teaching context in Hong Kong. The model also highlighted the importance of different forms of assistance and guidance in facilitating teachers’ reflective engagement in completing these cognitively demanding assignments.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2013
Teacher Professional Development through Collaborative Action Research: Impact on Foreign English-Language Teaching and Learning
The authors are a group of English-as-a-foreign-language teachers at a secondary school in Argentina. The authors decided in 2011 to investigate their teaching practices through collaborative action research so as to improve their students’ learning opportunities and thus revitalise English-language teaching in their context. This report particularly focuses on the evaluation facets of their collaborative action research project so as to encourage other teachers and teacher-researchers to adopt collaborative action research to improve their own practices.
Updated: Aug. 27, 2013
This article uses research-based criteria to analyze and compare seven faculty development models for teacher education technology integration. The comparative analysis reveals that some models are distinctly more effective than others. The analysis also shows that not a single study describes a faculty development model that meets all of the fundamental criteria for excellence in faculty development.
Updated: May. 27, 2013
The Masters in Teaching and Learning: A Revolution in Teacher Education or a Bright Light Quickly Extinguished?
In summer 2009, the Labour government in England introduced of the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL), which was fully funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). The proposed aim of the MTL is ‘to improve teacher quality to raise standards in education. The authors discuss what the MTL might mean both for in‐service teacher education and initial teacher training. The authors also explore issues relating to the structure and delivery of MTL.
Updated: Jul. 24, 2012