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Sandoff, Mette; Nilsson, Kerstin; Apelgren, Britt-Marie; Frisk, Sylva; Booth, Shirley – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Higher education teaching demands theoretical and practical knowledge. It goes without saying, a strong knowledge of one's subject is essential. But while teaching principles are generally gleaned from short courses, it is one's own teaching that offer the main ground for gaining practical teaching knowledge. To examine this claim we have…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Business Administration Education, Foreign Countries
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Woollacott, Laurie; Booth, Shirley; Cameron, Ann – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2014
The problem which this paper addresses is the difficulty of knowing students in large diverse classes in pedagogically useful ways. The paper discusses how the phenomenographic methodology can be employed to address this problem. It describes how phenomenographic studies and their results can enable teachers to "know their students" at a…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Large Group Instruction, Student Diversity
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Osman, Ruksana; Booth, Shirley – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
This paper makes a case for a new impetus in creating a coherent research basis for childhood education and teacher education in South Africa. We are proposing a three level -- teacher educators, student teachers and practising teachers -- research-led approach that integrates teacher education, schooling and early learning. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education