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Vrieling, E.; van den Beemt, A.; de Laat, M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Induced by a literature review, this paper presents a framework of dimensions and indicators highlighting the underpinning aspects and values of social learning within teacher groups. Notions of social networks, communities of practice and learning teams were taken as the main perspectives to influence this social learning framework. The review…
Descriptors: Socialization, Cooperative Learning, Social Networks, Communities of Practice
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Meijer, Paulien C.; de Graaf, Gitta; Meirink, Jacobiene – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
This study focuses on the question of why student teachers stay in teaching even after a profound "practice shock," i.e., a shock that in itself seems to characterize the complex and emotionally challenging first year of student teaching. Using a line drawing technique, the study investigates student teachers' views of their first year…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Mentors, Transformative Learning
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Viilo, Marjut; Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Pirita; Hakkarainen, Kai – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
In this study, we argue that a teacher has a crucial role in leading students into collaborative inquiry-learning practices. While many studies have given the impression that students are able to engage in inquiry processes on their own, the role of social practices and teacher guidance often remains unexplained. However, even when the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Role
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Keskitalo, Tuulikki – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
This research article focuses on virtual reality (VR) and simulation-based training, with a special focus on the pedagogical use of the Virtual Centre of Wellness Campus known as ENVI (Rovaniemi, Finland). In order to clearly understand how teachers perceive teaching and learning in such environments, this research examines the concepts of…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Problem Based Learning, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Phillips, Donna Kalmbach – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
This research project began as an effort to redesign a learning theory course as transitional space and evolved into an analysis of how unresolved conflict from younger learning selves influence graduate preservice teachers' acquisition of teacher identity. The study draws upon work by Elizabeth Ellsworth on transitional space and Deborah P.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Discourse Analysis
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Craig, Cheryl – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
The article shows the experience of professional development over the course of a decade of one teacher's career nested against the backdrop of one reforming middle-school context in the USA. Through the use of four fine-grained narrative exemplars, the campus professional development trajectory is examined from the vantage point of Daryl Wilson,…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching
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Newman, Elizabeth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Individuals moving from job to job are argued as a feature of reflexive modernity. This trend is reflected in the increasing number and diversity of "career changers" or "second career teachers" recruited to teaching. Having recruited teachers, retaining them in the profession is recognised as a considerable challenge. In terms…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Mentors, Job Satisfaction, Career Change
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Allen, Jeanne Maree; Butler-Mader, Carol; Smith, Richard A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
This paper reports an evaluation of an innovative university-school partnership in which teacher practitioners work as university lecturers in a regional Australian pre-service teacher education programme. The philosophy of this programme encompasses authentic partnerships between universities, schools and other industry employers. The study was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teaching Experience
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Brindley, Roger; Parker, Audra – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
In recent years teacher educators have witnessed an increase in the number of alternative pathways to university-based teacher education for prospective teachers. One option is for second-career teachers to enter post-baccalaureate programs in education; however, the experiences of second-career teachers are largely unexplored in the international…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Interviews, Teacher Certification, Teacher Educators
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McIntyre, Joanna – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Within the UK there are grave concerns about retention and attrition rates within the teaching profession, particularly in challenging schools. These are compounded by worries about the gap that will be left as long-serving teachers reach retirement age. This article is about the working lives of long-serving teachers in three high-poverty urban…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Retirement, Foreign Countries
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Cherubini, Lorenzo; Niemczyk, Ewelina; Hodson, John; McGean, Sarah – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
The stress and anxiety of new teachers is a pervasive problem that impacts upon teacher preparation and retention. Although new mainstream teacher concerns and experiences have been readily discussed in the literature, the same attention has not been invested for new Aboriginal teachers. In Ontario, Canada, in excess of 60% of the Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Grubbs, Samuel J.; Jantarach, Vachira; Kettem, Supamas – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
This research examined how students in foundation English classes perceive their Thai and native-speaking teachers. The researchers surveyed students at five universities and compared a group of 600 students studying with native-speaking teachers with another group of 600 students studying with Thai teachers in order to investigate three areas:…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Thai, Language Teachers, Teachers
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Burns, Eila; Bell, Sheena – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
This paper sheds light onto a poorly presented group of professionals--teachers with dyslexia in Finnish and English further and higher educational settings. The purpose of this qualitative study was, firstly, to discover what teachers with dyslexia could tell us about the manifestation of dyslexia and the challenges they face in the practice of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Dyslexia, Empathy, Teaching Experience
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Postholm, May Britt – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
This article outlines in a theoretical and practical way the concepts of self-regulated learning, learning strategies and metacognition by looking at concrete examples in the classroom. The teachers presented in the article were taking part in a research and development (R&D) work project in which they were cooperating both with each other and…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Learning Processes
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Ng, Chi-Hung – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Practicing teachers often engage in continuous professional learning with certain career considerations. Based on achievement goal theory, this study explored the effects of career goals on teacher's learning using a sample of practicing teachers in Hong Kong. Two forms of career goals were assessed using a questionnaire. Professional learning…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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