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ERIC Number: EJ1178178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
Optional Assessment Submission within Master's-Level Learning: Teachers' Perceptions
Beresford-Dey, Marie; Holme, Richard
Professional Development in Education, v44 n3 p428-443 2018
As a result of the report "Teaching Scotland's Future," in 2013 the Scottish Government made available £1.7 million for projects that would facilitate an increase in Master's-level learning for teachers. One of the projects involved teachers, from a single local authority in Scotland, undertaking a 30-credit module; a distinct element of this project was that participants had the choice to submit the assignment at Master's level. Two group interviews were conducted with a non-probability volunteer sample taken from the total project group (n = 30). The two research groups comprised either students who submitted their assignment (n = 6) or those who chose not to submit (n = 6). The resulting data was then analysed, taking into account Evans conceptualised model of professionalism and professional development, to determine how attitudinal components relate to the participants' decision about whether to submit their assessment decision. The study concludes by suggesting that a deeper understanding of the motivation of teachers is essential when planning such continuing professional development/professional learning programmes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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