improving learning in a professional context a research perspective on the new teacher in school

Download Book Improving Learning In A Professional Context A Research Perspective On The New Teacher In School in PDF format. You can Read Online Improving Learning In A Professional Context A Research Perspective On The New Teacher In School here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Improving Learning In A Professional Context

Author : Jim McNally
ISBN : 9781135270070
Genre : Education
File Size : 31. 25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 455
Read : 549

Get This Book


Improving Learning in a Professional Context provides vital new evidence on exactly how teachers learn to be teachers; evidence that is likely to affect and influence the profession for many years to come. Demonstrating that learning in schools is more than simple ‘cognitive’ knowledge of the curriculum and teaching skills, this book suggests that we need to pay more attention to the emotional, relational, ethical, material, structural and temporal dimensions of the teaching experience. Based on empirical research, including interviews with new teachers, by teachers themselves, on a scale rarely seen before, the book reveals the complexity of learning in a professional context and gives some basic truths about what really matters in teaching. This book offers a fundamental critique of policy but also the prospect of constructive change for the better as the authors present accounts of what the ‘real’ experience of beginning teaching may be like, as well as lines for future research. Key questions are answered, such as: Do we really understand what beginners go through in the workplace? What is the experience of new teachers as they join one of the largest workforces in the developed world? What do teachers learn in the school, one of our universal institutions? Becoming a teacher is a transformative search by individuals for their teaching identities and, with this book, teachers and teacher educators can at last begin to understand this complex developmental process. IMPROVING LEARNING SERIES The Improving Learning series supports evidence-informed professional practice and policy-making in education. Each book showcases findings from the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) - one of the world’s largest coordinated educational research initiatives. For those with a commitment to the improvement of outcomes for learners, these books are essential reading.

Initial Teacher Education In Schools

Author : Carey Philpott
ISBN : 9781473907430
Genre : Education
File Size : 64. 90 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 372
Read : 848

Get This Book


Successfully establishing initial teacher education courses in schools requires a careful understanding of what it means to train someone to teach. This book provides guidance on how teacher training can be effective in school-based settings. Essential practical issues are covered including, recruitment, pastoral care and the organization of academic components of a course. It also covers conceptual topics such as: what makes a good mentor? models of learning suitable for teacher education the role of evidence-based teaching in a practical setting Examples from existing primary and secondary school-based programmes explore good practice and show how challenges to developing courses can be overcome.

In Search Of Subjectivities

Author : Michael A Peters
ISBN : 9781317425663
Genre : Education
File Size : 72. 89 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 778
Read : 556

Get This Book


While traditionally identified as a practice-based endeavour, the many dimensions of teacher education raise important philosophical issues that emphasise the centrality of ethics to questions of relationality and professional practice. This second volume of the Educational Philosophy and Theory reader series demonstrates the continuing relevance of philosophical approaches to the field of teacher education. The collection of texts focuses on a wide range of topics, including teacher education in a cross-cultural context, the notion of unsuccessful teaching, democratic teacher education, the reflective teacher, the ethics and politics of teacher identity, and subjectivity and performance in teaching. Chapters also explore teacher education based on experiential learning as ‘experience’, demonstrating the continuing relevance of philosophical approaches to the field. In Search of Subjectivities will interest academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, educational theory, teacher education, experiential philosophy, ethics, policy and politics of education, and professional practice.

School Improvement

Author : Zijian Li
ISBN : 1594549443
Genre : Education
File Size : 42. 20 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 287
Read : 679

Get This Book


Brings together recent reseach findings from around the world on key issues in school improvement, including discussion of the role of management, teachers, students, and the curriculum.

Professional Development In Science Teacher Education

Author : Pamela Fraser-Abder
ISBN : 9781135721985
Genre : Education
File Size : 40. 93 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 716
Read : 891

Get This Book


This book explores global issues in the professional development of science teachers, and considers classroom applications of teacher training with a comparative lens. The twelve studies collected in this volume span five continents and vastly differing models of teacher education. Carefully detailing the social and cultural contexts for the teaching of science, this is a guidebook for anyone concerned with equity and reform in professional development.

Researching And Understanding Educational Networks

Author : Robert McCormick
ISBN : 9781136953507
Genre : Education
File Size : 33. 37 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 189
Read : 1206

Get This Book


In the twenty-first century, what could be more important than networks? Such is the power of their influence and attendant technologies that it is unsurprising that our thinking about networks is permeated with images and metaphors from electronic networks. This orientation may equally influence thinking about education, whether that is of students or teachers. Researching and Understanding Educational Networks extends the discussion of educational networks in a unique and novel way by relating it to teacher learning. Following an investigation of teacher and school networks in the UK, the authors found that theoretical perspectives taken from existing work on such networks were not adequate to provide an understanding of their potential, nor to provide the basis for researching them in ways that reflected the variety of teacher experience. This book presents analyses of the problems with existing theories of teacher learning, which for example draw on ideas of 'communities of practice', and explores what network theories can be brought to the problem of how teachers and schools create and share new knowledge about practice. Innovative networking theories discussed include: social network analysis social capital theories actor-network theory investigations of electronic networks including computer-meditated conferencing how people learn at events such as conferences. Researching and Understanding Educational Networks explores a new application of networks theories derived from quite different fields of work, and extends it both by being concerned about networks beyond organisations and specifically about educational networks. Their application to educational networks, and to teacher learning in particular, is a unique contribution of the book. This enables it to be of interest to both researchers and those studying for higher degrees, including students who are professionals working in schools.

The Routledge International Handbook Of Teacher And School Development

Author : Christopher Day
ISBN : 9780415669702
Genre : Education
File Size : 66. 61 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 967
Read : 1233

Get This Book


The International Handbook of Teacher and School Development brings together a collection of research and evidence-based authoritative writings which focus on international teacher and school development. Drawing on research from eighteen countries across seven continents, the forty chapters are grouped into ten themes which represent key aspects of teacher and school development: Issues of Professionalism and Performativity What Being an Effective Teacher Really Means Reason and Emotion in Teaching Schools in Different Circumstances Student Voices in a Global Context Professional Learning and Development Innovative Pedagogies School Effectiveness and Improvement Successful Schools, Successful Leader Professional Communities: their practices, problems & possibilities Each theme expertly adds to the existing knowledge base about teacher and school development internationally. They are individually important in shaping and understanding an appreciation of the underlying conditions which influence teachers and schools, both positively and negatively, and the possibilities for their further development. This essential handbook will be of interest to teacher educators, researchers in the field of teacher education and policy makers.

Teacher Research For Better Schools

Author : Marian M. Mohr
ISBN : 0807744174
Genre : Education
File Size : 35. 10 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 684
Read : 554

Get This Book


This book is about a group of experienced K-12 teachers who took teacher research to another level. Their story is not only about teacher working together to improve their own teaching, but also about how their research reverberated throughout their school system and inflluenced how their schools were run.

Connecting Inquiry And Professional Learning In Education

Author : Anne Campbell
ISBN : 9781136032066
Genre : Education
File Size : 86. 56 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 768
Read : 392

Get This Book


How might inquiry enhance the professional practice of student and practising teachers, teacher educators and other practitioners? What effect might this have on the learning of young people in and outside of the classroom? Based on the findings of an international colloquium and drawing upon a range of practices from the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Australia, this book is designed to make explicit the connections between Practitioner Inquiry and Teacher Professional Learning in Initial Teacher Education and Ongoing Teacher Professional Development. Considering issues such as the relationship between practitioner inquiry and pedagogical content knowledge whether it is possible to scale up from small local and intensive innovations to more broadly-based inquiry inquiry’s role in professional identity, both individual and communal prevailing socio-political contexts and consequences for social policy formation. It brings together writers who work in designing teacher education courses, and those who are practice-based researchers and policy makers. Crucially, many of these writers inhabit both spheres, and their accounts of how they successfully combine their multiple roles will prove vital reading for all those involved in examining and improving practice leading to enhanced teacher professional learning.

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Program

Author : American Educational Research Association
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021224824
Genre : Education
File Size : 90. 37 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 793
Read : 1256

Get This Book



Top Download:

Best Books