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ERIC Number: EJ1132207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Developing Professionally: Examining the Value of an External Agent to the Professional Growth of Teachers Experimenting with Mobile Digital Technologies
Wright, Noeline
Educational Action Research, v25 n2 p223-238 2017
This article presents and discusses findings related to the relationship between a university researcher acting as the external agent and three self-selected teachers involved in a professional learning and research project. The role of an external agent in supporting teachers' professional development is of interest because it has not always been a role that has benefited teachers. The focus centres on how these three teachers viewed this role at the end of a two-year partnership. The wider project is centred on developing these teachers' proficiency and knowledge of the value of iPads to both their own professional growth and classroom practices as well as their students' learning. Some digital aspects of the project have already been addressed by Wright and colleagues, but not the perceptions of teachers regarding what value they put on the external agent role. Bevins and Price's conception of school/university partnerships inspired this focus on wondering about the impact of the researcher acting as an external agent intersecting with teachers' professional lives as we tracked their progress in using the iPads.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand