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ERIC Number: EJ1145582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Designing Pedagogical Innovation for Collaborating Teacher Teams
Weitze, Charlotte Laerke
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v43 n3 p361-373 2017
In this design-based research project, teachers co-created and used a new learning design model, the "IT-Pedagogical Think Tank Model for Teacher Teams." This continuous-competence-development method enabled teachers to collaborate and develop innovative-learning designs for students in a new hybrid synchronous video-mediated learning environment. The article presents the IT-Pedagogical Think Tank Model and investigates how this new community of practice was supported and cultivated in the educational institution. The study took place at VUC Storstrøm, Denmark, where teachers taught students attending a full-time, two-year, upper-secondary, general-education programme. The findings were that various platforms, tools and social frameworks supported the pedagogical innovative process and established the team as a professional community of practice in the organisation. The team's identity was strengthened as it added value to the organisation by inviting other communities of practice from the organisation into collaborative competence-development processes. The team members acted as good examples of innovative learning designers and were able to heighten the level of sophistication in the community's pedagogical discussions. The school administration's provision of resources and support was found to be a key factor in successful implementation of the new team meetings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark
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