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Stokes, Laura R. E.; Suh, Jennifer M.; Curby, Timothy W. – Professional Development in Education, 2020
Lesson Study is a professional development program, which engages teachers in a collaborative and long-term lesson planning process aimed at improving a single or a group of lessons. In the process, teachers may feel that they are offered three different types of support: social, emotional, and instructional. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Social Support Groups
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Schipper, Tijmen M.; de Vries, Siebrich; Goei, Sui Lin; van Veen, Klaas – Professional Development in Education, 2020
Professional school cultures, which can be characterized by teachers who take an inquiry stance and in which exchanging knowledge and collaboratively developing classroom material is common practice, receive increasing attention. However, teachers in many schools still often work in isolation and generally do not critically examine their…
Descriptors: School Culture, Professional Autonomy, Professionalism, Teacher Collaboration
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Johnston, Kelly; Hadley, Fay; Waniganayake, Manjula – Professional Development in Education, 2020
Professional learning and development for early childhood educators are increasingly recognised as pivotal in supporting curricula that are socially and culturally relevant to children. The ubiquitous nature of technology creates the necessity for educators to increase their knowledge and understandings of how to support children's digital…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Learning Strategies, Technology Integration, Faculty Development
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Saito, Eisuke; Khong, Thi Diem Hang; Hidayat, Arif; Hendayana, Sumar; Imansyah, Harun – Professional Development in Education, 2020
Lesson study has attracted the attention of teachers and teacher educators over the past two decades, and practices vary from region to region and from school to school. This study, as a conceptual discussion paper, aims to discuss the modes of coordination of lesson study at the school level, based on comparative institutional analysis (CIA). CIA…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Coordination, Classification, Faculty Development
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Baan, Jan; Gaikhorst, Lisa; Volman, Monique L. L. – Professional Development in Education, 2020
In the Netherlands, academically oriented programmes for primary teacher education have recently been established. The aim of this study is to provide insight in the extent to which graduates from these academically oriented programmes are involved in different forms of inquiry-based working and which factors promote or hinder this involvement.…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Elementary School Teachers
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Jhang, Fang Hua – Professional Development in Education, 2020
A considerable body of literature has shown the benefits of lesson study, but little attention has been paid to the determinants of lesson study involvement. This study examines how teachers' participation in lesson study is affected by their attitudes towards lesson study as well as their perceived competence. A multilevel logistic regression…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Lesson Plans, Teacher Competencies, Junior High School Teachers
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Hamilton, Miriam – Professional Development in Education, 2020
Teacher professional development is a constantly evolving phenomenon. It is important for effective classroom practice, teacher identity and student learning. This research explores evidence-based teaching portfolios as authentic and continuous professional development involving cross-sectoral and cross-contextual teacher collaboration.…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Portfolios (Background Materials), Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Maaranen, Katriina; Kynäslahti, Heikki; Byman, Reijo; Sintonen, Sara; Jyrhämä, Riitta – Professional Development in Education, 2020
Professional development of teacher educators has not been researched very much in Finland, although interest in teacher educators has started to increase globally in recent decades. This study investigates 15 Finnish teacher educators' views on their professional development. The results indicate that research plays a significant role in the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Visone, Jeremy D. – Professional Development in Education, 2020
This study was a qualitative comparative case study of two secondary schools (one urban high school and one suburban middle school) where teams of teacher leaders were in the planning stages of implementing an initiative about a peer observation protocol called collegial visits. The primary research question was, 'How does a team of teacher…
Descriptors: Observation, High School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Urban Schools
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O'Leary, Matt; Savage, Suzanne – Professional Development in Education, 2020
Excellence in higher education teaching has become a policy priority of governments worldwide in recent years. In the United Kingdom, for example, the introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2016 heralded an unprecedented focus on the quality of teaching. Set against the backdrop of such policy developments and wider global interest…
Descriptors: Observation, Teacher Effectiveness, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Elton-Chalcraft, Sally; Copping, Adrian; Mills, Kären; Todd, Ian – Professional Development in Education, 2020
There is limited research investigating models of partnering between University and Schools in initial teacher education (ITE). This project investigated, over a 10 year period, how student teachers in an English University on a one year course, draw on theoretical models, introduced in university sessions, when planning for a 'creative week'…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers
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Lillejord, Sølvi; Børte, Kristin – Professional Development in Education, 2020
The article draws on a policy experiment, intended to develop guidelines and recommendations for teacher evaluation. A systematic review, used in the experiment, revealed that teacher evaluation fails to fulfill its formative intention, and is reduced to summative technicalities when systems violate acknowledged principles from evaluation…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation
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Dobson, Tom; Stephenson, Lisa – Professional Development in Education, 2020
This paper focuses on the professional development of primary school teachers using drama to develop creative writing across the curriculum. Sponsored by the United Kingdom Literacy Association, the two-term project involved four teachers working with theatre educators to use process drama. The collaborative approach was supported by learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Drama
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Li, Yue; Krasny, Marianne E. – Professional Development in Education, 2020
Professional development programs provide an opportunity for environmental educators to develop networks to exchange ideas and practices in professional learning communities. This study investigated how diverse educators develop professional networks for exchanging information through online and face-to-face professional development activities. We…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Environmental Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Teacher Collaboration
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Tai, Mei Kin; Abdull Kareem, Omar – Professional Development in Education, 2020
The main aim of the study was to examine whether headteachers in Malaysian primary schools were equipped with the relevant competencies to execute school change, in the light of increasing demands for educational excellence and ensuing school reforms. A comparison was made between the National School (NS) and National-Type Chinese School (NTCS).…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Effectiveness, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries
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