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Swart, Fenna; de Graaff, Rick; Onstenk, Jeroen; Knezic, Dubravka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper describes teacher educators' understanding of language for classroom communication in higher education. We argue that teacher educators who are aware of their personal practical knowledge of language have a better understanding of their students' language use and provide better support for knowledge construction. Personal practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Educators, Knowledge Level
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Berry, Amanda – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
In teacher education programmes, written portfolios or text-based self-evaluations are generally used to document the development of student teachers' competence. However, such approaches do no justice to the complex nature of teaching as they tend to lead to evidence in which teacher competencies are disconnected and removed from the actual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teachers, Video Technology
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Schenke, Wouter; van Driel, Jan H.; Geijsel, Femke P.; Sligte, Henk W.; Volman, Monique L. L. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Collaboration between practitioners and researchers can increasingly be observed in research and development (R&D) projects in secondary schools. This article presents an analysis of cross-professional collaboration between teachers, school leaders and educational researchers and/or advisers as part of R&D projects in terms of three…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Research and Development, Secondary Schools
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van Uden, J. M.; Ritzen, H.; Pieters, J. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Interest in student engagement has increased over the past decade, which has resulted in increased knowledge about this concept and about the aspects that facilitate engagement. However, as yet, only a few studies have focused on engagement from the perspective of the teacher. In this study, we capture the experiences of teachers who were…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Vocational Education, Professional Development, Teacher Student Relationship
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Veldman, Ietje; Admiraal, Wilfried; van Tartwijk, Jan; Mainhard, Tim; Wubbels, Theo – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Many teachers experience their profession as stressful, which can have a negative impact on their job satisfaction, and may result in burnout, absenteeism, and leaving the profession. The relationship with students can have both positive and negative implications for the job satisfaction of teachers, both early and later in their careers. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Job Satisfaction
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Leeman, Yvonne; Wardekker, Willem – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
We report on the development of a course for experienced teachers in the Netherlands, intended to enhance their professionalism by engaging them in doing research based on reflection on the aims of their educational efforts. The course was accompanied by design-based research. The research question was whether and how the course stimulated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Educational Research, Teacher Researchers
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Ketelaar, Evelien; Koopman, Maaike; Den Brok, Perry J.; Beijaard, Douwe; Boshuizen, Henny P. A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The aim of this study was to gain understanding of how teachers familiarise themselves with a new pedagogy during their everyday practice, in this case the implementation of the coaching role in vocational education. For this purpose, 11 teachers reported their learning experiences in a digital log. An identity perspective was used as a lens to…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Vocational Education Teachers, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods
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Cabaroglu, Nese; Tillema, Harm H. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
To disclose the inner process of teacher educators' dealing with their different roles and their coping with conflicting demands, the study of dilemmas encountered in practice may offer a promising perspective. Building on previous research on teaching dilemmas, this study uses a comparative approach to disclose teacher educators' views on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Coping
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Geerdink, Gerda; Bergen, Theo; Dekkers, Hetty – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
In the Netherlands only a small number of male students opt for primary school teaching and a relatively large percentage of them leave without graduating. A small-scale research project was set up to explore the question: Can gender-specific student factors be identified in relation to the initial teacher education curriculum that leads to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Dropout Rate, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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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