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ERIC Number: EJ1030974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
"We Are the Change that We Seek": Developing Teachers' Understanding of Their Classroom Practice
Slimani-Rolls, Assia; Kiely, Richard
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v51 n4 p425-435 2014
This paper describes an innovative approach to continuous professional development using Exploratory Practice (EP), a form of practitioner research developed in second language teacher education and professional development. One of the goals of EP is to empower teachers, so that they can develop a better understanding of their classroom environment, and from this, devise strategies for enhancing learning opportunities for students. It draws on a framework of Critical Learning Episodes (CLE) as a tool to enable them to investigate their practices in classroom interaction. This approach has guided a group of university teachers to understand their classroom practice which has, as a result, led to novel insights by the teachers, improved learning opportunities for students and a better quality of life for all in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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