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Zilka, Avishay; Grinshtain, Yael; Bogler, Ronit – Professional Development in Education, 2022
This study focuses on the beliefs of teachers regarding the malleability of their skills, and the factors they consider as enhancing or inhibiting teacher mindset. Fourteen semi-structured interviews were conducted. Findings revealed that both internal factors (e.g. background and success experiences) and external factors (e.g. learning climate,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, World Views, Educational Theories
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Walton, Elizabeth; Carrington, Suzanne; Saggers, Beth; Edwards, Chris; Kimani, Wacango – Professional Development in Education, 2022
Implementing inclusive education requires on-going commitment to teachers' professional learning. One way of implementing professional learning is to develop learning communities based on Lave and Wenger's ideas of situated learning and learning as social practice. Learning communities, drawing on models of Professional Learning Communities and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Models
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Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Amiel, Joshua Johnstone – Professional Development in Education, 2022
Little is known about the integration of current neuroscience knowledge to classroom teaching, although many teachers rely on neuromyths to shape their pedagogies. Through a professional development approach, the learning study, we explored how teachers learned to apply neuroscience to teaching instruction. The teachers collaborated to design,…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Misconceptions
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Craig, Stephanie L.; Smith, Sean J.; Frey, Bruce B. – Professional Development in Education, 2022
Although the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework has been effective in designing tools and lessons, implementation of the Framework to design entire learning environments possesses its own limitations in research. This paper describes a quasi-experimental study of the effects of a professional development program on teachers'…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Access to Education
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Faerøyvik Karlsen, Anne Mette – Professional Development in Education, 2022
This study explores the processes of collaborative teacher learning in a Lesson Study group at a lower secondary school in Norway. In this context, teacher learning is understood from a sociocultural perspective, as making sense of the world, solving problems and exploring new perspectives through social interaction. Audio-recorded teacher…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Oates, Catriona; Bignell, Carole – Professional Development in Education, 2022
Although partnership working has been a feature of educational practice for some time, some recent reforms and developments have refocused educators' attention on this phenomenon. Whilst there are many versions and interpretations of partnerships in education, the most common understanding of partnerships between school and university is as the…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, Partnerships in Education, Student Teachers
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Tonga, Funda Eda; Eryigit, Sümeyra; Yalçin, Fatma Ay; Erden, Feyza Tantekin – Professional Development in Education, 2022
The role of teachers in education is widely acknowledged in educational studies that routinely find that quality of teaching is fundamental to student success. Accordingly, this study set out to examine and describe the professional development of teachers in countries where students perform better in the PISA assessment, namely, Finland, Estonia,…
Descriptors: Professional Development, High Achievement, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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De Keijzer, Helma; Jacobs, Gaby; Van Swet, Jacqueline; Veugelers, Wiel – Professional Development in Education, 2022
This article discusses teachers' moral learning in professional learning groups and corresponding challenges for teachers' moral professionalism. A professional learning programme aimed as understanding the moral dimension of teaching was conducted. A framework for moral learning was developed based on a review of the literature of teacher…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Faculty Development, Professionalism, Learning Processes
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Mockler, Nicole – Professional Development in Education, 2022
One of the key tenets of the global education reform movement, professional standards for teachers have reshaped different aspects of teachers' work and learning in many contexts internationally over the past two decades. This paper explores the consequences of neoliberalism for teacher professional learning in contemporary times. The policies and…
Descriptors: Standards, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Lim, Joanna; Fickel, Letitia; Greenwood, Janinka – Professional Development in Education, 2022
In this narrative inquiry, we will explore teachers' professional inquiry in New Zealand. We begin by outlining context-related issues that undergird the propagation of professional inquiry and provide a chronological portrayal of how inquiry originated as a form of teacher learning. Then, we apply a narrative lens on one teacher's experience of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Personal Narratives, Inquiry
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Huang, Liang; Pang, Nicholas Sun-Keung; Huang, Ya-Ting – Professional Development in Education, 2022
Building school capacity for teacher learning is the competitive advantage that leads to schools' sustained improvement. Literature has highlighted the importance of school capacity building. However, scant research has explored how schools in the specific contexts practically build their capacity for teacher learning. Using qualitative data…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Teacher Education, Professional Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Peiser, Gillian; Duncalf, Debbie; Mallaburn, Andrea – Professional Development in Education, 2022
Against an international policy backdrop that favours school-led initial teacher education, this paper presents the results of a study seeking to explore the role of the teacher mentor in the English context. Using an online survey (n = 64) and semi-structured interviews (n = 7), the study examined how mentors conceptualised their roles and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Finlay, Caitríona; Kinsella, William; Prendeville, Paula – Professional Development in Education, 2022
In Irish classrooms, one option for educating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) involves placement in a special class co-located in a mainstream primary school. This study surveyed 125 primary school teachers who taught in these classes. An evaluative framework of teachers' professional development was used to analyse primary teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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Floyd, Alan – Professional Development in Education, 2022
Over recent years, the professional development review process has risen in importance in universities with such exercises being shown to have a positive effect on student learning, staff motivation, recruitment and retention. However, they may also be perceived as a controlling mechanism and part of a culture of 'performativity', which implies a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Universities
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Balfe, Tish; Ní Bhroin, Órla – Professional Development in Education, 2022
The number of children diagnosed with autism both nationally and internationally is increasing dramatically. Development of social-communication abilities is a major difficulty for those on the Autism Spectrum (AS). Research highlights the positive impact of supporting parents to adopt facilitative communication strategies when interacting with…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Child Relationship
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