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Jensvoll, Maja Henriette; Lekang, Trond – Professional Development in Education, 2018
This article focuses on the processes that come into play as part of a school development project and how these processes contribute to strengthening teacher professionalism. Through processes of consciousness raising and the development of learning cultures where tacit knowledge becomes explicit and shared, and new practices are tested out and…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Cooperative Learning, Educational Development, Teaching (Occupation)
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Drits-Esser, Dina; Gess-Newsome, Julie; Stark, Louisa A. – Professional Development in Education, 2017
This two-year, mixed-methods study explored teacher learning during a year-long professional development programme and during the year following the programme. The study examined patterns of change in primary school teachers' inquiry practices, inquiry beliefs and physical science content knowledge during both years as well as the effects of…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Learning Processes, Retention (Psychology), Science Education
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Dana, Nancy Fichtman; Pape, Stephen J.; Griffin, Cynthia C.; Prosser, Sherri Kay – Professional Development in Education, 2017
Engagement in practitioner inquiry by classroom teachers is a promising mechanism for teacher professional learning. While much has been learned about the positive role inquiry can play in traditional professional development efforts, we know less about the impact of inquiry in a rapidly advancing technological age that includes the proliferation…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Inquiry, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers
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Mansfield, Caroline; Thompson, Greg – Professional Development in Education, 2017
Teacher professional learning (PL) is viewed by governments, bureaucracies and school systems as important for improving teaching quality and effectiveness. This new enthusiasm, however, is set against a history of professional development in schools of marginal benefit. In response to this history, education authorities are interested in PL that…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Qualitative Research, Educational Policy
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Svanbjörnsdóttir, Birna M.; Macdonald, Allyson; Frímannsson, Guðmundur H. – Professional Development in Education, 2016
In schools the participation of students, parents and paraprofessionals is important because it increases ownership and improves performance. Here the focus is on students' and paraprofessionals' learning and a sense of community when leaders try to develop a professional learning community in a new school in Iceland. An action research project…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Ambler, Trudy Belinda – Professional Development in Education, 2016
Teachers are an important influence on students' learning, and therefore the opportunity for teachers to learn and develop is something of interest to educators internationally. This article reports on a research project involving six primary school teachers who participated in one-on-one and small group interviews to explore the opportunities for…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Jarvis, Sal; Bowtell, Julie; Bhania, Lynn; Dickerson, Claire – Professional Development in Education, 2016
This article explores one thread from a larger, longitudinal research project that investigated the views and experiences of teacher educators in Malaysia and from the United Kingdom who were involved in collaboration for the co-construction of a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Mathematics, with English and health and physical education…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Teacher Educators, Teacher Collaboration, Mathematics Education
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Santagata, Rossella; Bray, Wendy – Professional Development in Education, 2016
This study examined processes at the core of teacher professional development (PD) experiences that might positively impact teacher learning and more specifically teacher change. Four processes were considered in the context of a PD program focused on student mathematical errors: analysis of students' mathematical misconceptions as a lever for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Change, Video Technology, Misconceptions
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Baricaua Gutierez, Sally – Professional Development in Education, 2016
Professional development of in-service teachers requires a sustainable and school-based model which will provide them with opportunities for collaboration in building an environment that supports their capacity-building and pedagogical improvement. In this professional development model, teachers are treated as central to the learning process,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Qualitative Research
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Anwaruddin, Sardar M.; Pervin, Nasrin – Professional Development in Education, 2015
In this article, we report on a small-scale study in which we investigated English-language teachers' engagement with educational research. We conceptualized engagement with research as reading and systematically using research for professional development. Using questionnaires and in-depth interviews, we gathered empirical materials from 40…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Questionnaires
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de Paor, Cathal – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Lesson demonstration within the context of school-based coaching can give teachers practical examples of a new curriculum in action, thereby reinforcing the key messages introduced in initial in-service training. At the same time, the demonstration needs to be sufficiently invitational so that teachers feel positively about the new programme and…
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Elementary School Curriculum
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Ingleby, Ewan – Professional Development in Education, 2015
This paper considers the implications of UK policy approaches to ICT (Information Communication Technology) in education by exploring the views of early years (0-8 years) educators about their ICT CPD (continuing professional development) needs. UK policy approaches to ICT may be visualised as a "house that Jack built." The policies are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Preschool Teachers
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Hardman, Frank; Hardman, Jan; Dachi, Hillary; Elliott, Louise; Ihebuzor, Noel; Ntekim, Maniza; Tibuhinda, Audax – Professional Development in Education, 2015
This paper reports on the findings of a pilot school-based professional development programme for Tanzanian primary school teachers launched in February 2011 and evaluated in December 2012 by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training with the support of UNICEF. The study set out to investigate the effectiveness and efficiency of the pilot…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Program Implementation, Elementary School Teachers
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Haßler, Björn; Hennessy, Sara; Cross, Andrew; Chileshe, Eness; Machiko, Brian – Professional Development in Education, 2015
This paper reports on the development and outcomes of the second phase of OER4Schools, a school-based professional development programme supporting interactive forms of subject teaching in conjunction with Open Educational Resources (OER) and technology in Zambian primary schools. We worked with partners to identify the needs of school-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Continuing Education
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Zwart, Rosanne C.; Korthagen, Fred A. J.; Attema-Noordewier, Saskia – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Based on positive psychology, self-determination theory and a perspective on teacher quality, this study proposes and examines a strength-based approach to teacher professional development. A mixed method pre-test/post-test design was adopted to study perceived outcomes of the approach for 93 teachers of six primary schools in the Netherlands and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, Mixed Methods Research, Pretests Posttests
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