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ERIC Number: EJ1175298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
A Peer Coaching-Based Professional Development Approach to Improving the Learning Participation and Learning Design Skills of In-Service Teachers
Ma, Ning; Xin, Shuang; Du, Jia-Yuan
Educational Technology & Society, v21 n2 p291-304 2018
Personalized learning based on learning analytics has become increasingly important for teachers' development via providing adaptive contents and strategies for teachers by identifying their questions and needs. Currently, most studies on teachers' professional development focus on pre-service teachers, and studies on teachers' personalized learning focus on the expert guidance approach. In this paper, a peer coaching-based personalized learning approach is proposed to help in-service teachers identify their questions and needs and adapt their teaching plans based on peer feedback as a result of interacting with their peers and reflecting on their work so as to engage in in-depth learning and transfer of knowledge to their teaching practice. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed approach, a quasi-experimental design was employed, involving 20 in-service Mandarin teachers. The experimental group teachers learned with the peer coaching-based personalized learning approach, while the control group teachers learned with the expert guidance-based personalized learning approach. The study was conducted using a quantitative approach. The instruments used were a learning participation rubric and performance assessments of the participating teachers' lesson plans and teaching videos. The findings indicated that the post-test scores of the experimental group were significantly higher than those of the control group. The peer coaching-based personalized learning approach had a much better effect than the expert guidance-based personalized learning approach on the in-service teachers' learning participation, learning design skills, and in-practice teaching abilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)
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