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Ekberg, Siri; Gao, Shang – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the challenges of using ICT in secondary schools in Sweden from teachers' perspectives. Design/methodology/approach: The research followed a qualitative research approach. First, a conceptual framework was developed based on previous research. Then, four teachers, teaching in six different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Technology Uses in Education
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Parker, Elizabeth Cassidy; Draves, Tami J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
We have written this article seeking to connect societal perceptions of disability with P-12 schools and higher education institutions toward the goal of greater understanding and equitable employment opportunities for music teachers with disabilities, specifically teacher candidates with visual impairment. In our investigation, we examine the…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Weinberger, Yehudith – Professional Development in Education, 2018
The study described here analyses a faculty-wide change designed to foster the communication proficiencies of students in a large teacher education college, gathering data from various sources over three years of the new agenda's implementation. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis revealed that implementation was progressing on two distinct…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Innovation, Program Implementation, Educational Strategies
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Cheung, Yannes Tsz-Yan; Chow, Cheuk-Fai; So, Winnie Wing-Mui – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
To educate a sustainable future, a train-the-trainer (TTT) approach was adopted to train student teachers (STs) from a teacher education institute to be green ambassadors (GAs) in an environmental education (EE) programme with the aim of promoting plastic waste recycling among primary school pupils. The design of the TTT course for the GAs not…
Descriptors: Recycling, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Weinberger, Yehudith – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
The article presents a system-wide change initiated in the faculty of education at a major teachers' college aimed at developing students' reading, and written and oral communication proficiencies, while focusing on clarity and coherence, and the use of rich, correct and precise language for purposes of studying, teaching and research. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Participatory Research, Academic Discourse
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Ballock, Ellen; McQuitty, Vicki; McNary, Scot – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study explored the knowledge elementary teachers need for one core practice: reading and responding to students' writing. Forty-five preservice teachers read and responded to an elementary student's narrative writing sample. Using teacher noticing as a framework, we first decomposed the practice into five components indicative of differences…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Reading Instruction
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Krepf, Matthias; Plöger, Wilfried; Scholl, Daniel; Seifert, Andreas – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
In the current debate on pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), the term is used to refer to the context-specific knowledge that teachers activate when reflecting on practice. Against the background of this debate, we conducted an empirical study and sought to answer the question of which knowledge experts and novices activated in assessing a…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Expertise, Novices, Science Education
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Watson, Sunnie Lee; Koehler, Adrie A.; Ertmer, Peggy; Kim, WooRi; Rico, Rudy – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2018
Promoting and sustaining effective discussion--that which contributes to learning--is a skill that eludes many instructors (Darling-Hammond, 2008; Ge, Yamashiro, & Lee, 2000). This study explored the role and strategies of an expert instructor in an online advanced instructional design (ID) course that utilized a case-based learning (CBL)…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Interviews
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Naylor, Amanda; Gibbs, Janet – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2018
This article presents results from an international collaboration between college students and pre-service teachers in Norway and the UK. This research is part of a large, international project exploring and developing the interrelationship between mobile technology and teachers' perceptions of teaching and learning. Data was collected for this…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Online Surveys, Preservice Teachers, Semi Structured Interviews
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Hudson, Peter; Hudson, Sue – Teacher Development, 2018
Tensions can occur in the mentor-mentee relationship during school-based professional experiences that require problem solving. What are the tensions for mentor teachers in preservice teacher education and how might these tensions be resolved? This qualitative study collected data from 31 high school mentor teachers about tensions experienced with…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, High Schools
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Guzmán-Valenzuela, Carolina – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
This paper elaborates a typology of universities in which each university is characteristically associated with (i) diverse missions, (ii) different ways of producing knowledge and (iii) contrasting pedagogical configurations. Four university forms are identified, analysed and illustrated, namely the expert university, the non-elite university,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Entrepreneurship, Models
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Dockendorff, Monika; Solar, Horacio – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
This case study investigates the impact of the integration of information and communications technology (ICT) in mathematics visualization skills and initial teacher education programmes. It reports on the influence GeoGebra dynamic software use has on promoting mathematical learning at secondary school and on its impact on teachers' conceptions…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Integration, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
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Tay, Su Lynn; Yeo, Jennifer – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Great teaching is characterised by the specific actions a teacher takes in the classroom to bring about learning. In the context of model-based teaching (MBT), teachers' difficulty in working with students' models that are not scientifically consistent is troubling. To address this problem, the aim of this study is to identify the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Models
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Kimmons, Royce; Hall, Cassidy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
We report on a survey of K-12 teachers and teacher candidates wherein participants evaluated known models (e.g., TPACK, SAMR, RAT, TIP) and provided insight on what makes a model valuable for them in the classroom. Results indicated that: (1) technology integration should be coupled with good theory to be effective, (2) classroom experience did…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Ekstam, Ulrika; Korhonen, Johan; Linnanmäki, Karin; Aunio, Pirjo – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
Educational reforms during the last decade have led to a more inclusive environment for students with different needs and have placed demands on teachers' readiness to instruct diverse students in the general classroom. Previous research has ascertained that student achievement is correlated with teacher quality and teachers' efficacy beliefs.…
Descriptors: Special Education, Mathematics Instruction, Low Achievement, Middle School Students
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