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ERIC Number: EJ925413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1175-9232
A Model of Practice in Special Education: Dynamic Ecological Analysis
Hannant, Barbara; Lim, Eng Leong; McAllum, Ruth
Kairaranga, v11 n2 p28-32 2010
Dynamic Ecological Analysis (DEA) is a model of practice which increases a teams' efficacy by enabling the development of more effective interventions through collaboration and collective reflection. This process has proved to be useful in: a) clarifying thinking and problem-solving, b) transferring knowledge and thinking to significant parties, and c) encouraging critical self-reflective practice and growth within a team of practitioners in the field of special education. Key factors influencing the viability of this process in a team are the diversity of the team, group dynamics and the role of the facilitator/presenter. Through transformative learning, DEA enables practitioners to continually enhance the standard of practice which in turn leads to improved outcomes for learners. (Contains 1 diagram.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand