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ERIC Number: EJ1118482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Postcards from a Road Trip to Innovation: One Professor's Sabbatical
Kelley, Todd R.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v76 n3 p26-30 Nov 2016
Precious moments in life for an educator are taking time to reflect upon his or her teaching practices to evaluate effectiveness and overall impact. Often this reflection is a weekly if not a daily process for educators using a reflective practitioner model (SchÖn, 1983). For professors, many universities have opportunities for tenured faculty to take sabbaticals that allow them to take a semester off from teaching to provide reflection time, pursue special education experiences, or in some cases teach abroad as a visiting professor. These opportunities allow the educator a chance to learn from others as well as share expertise and build partnerships. In this article the author offers an account of his experiences traveling to the Silicon Valley and universities on the East Coast and lessons learned along the way.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Indiana; Massachusetts
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