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Leeferink, Han; Koopman, Maaike; Beijaard, Douwe; Schellings, Gonny, L. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study reports on how student teachers learn in the workplace. Data from 10 student teachers were collected by means of digital logs and in-depth interviews. By reconstructing data into stories and unravelling these stories, it became clear that the learning process of each student teacher was dominated by one specific theme, such as…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Student Teachers, Workplace Learning, Learning Processes
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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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Maulana, Ridwan; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Van de Grift, Wim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Although effective teaching behaviour is central for pupil outcomes, the extent to which pre-service teachers behave effectively in the classroom and how their behaviour relates to pupils' engagement remain unanswered. The present study aims to validate a theoretical model linking effective pre-service teaching behaviour and pupil's engagement,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior
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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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Geerdink, Gerda; Boei, Fer; Willemse, Martijn; Kools, Quinta; Van Vlokhoven, Haske – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Most teacher educators who work at institutes for higher vocational education have faced a new role since the European Community aimed to upgrade the general quality of education. Research tasks have been added as a new important core business for institutes that used to be mainly focused on education. Teacher educators therefore have to become…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Faculty Development, Research Skills
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Dekker-Groen, Agaath M.; van der Schaaf, Marieke F.; Stokking, Karel M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study aimed to evaluate a training programme for Dutch teachers in six institutes for nursing education to support students' reflection skills. The research question was: what are the feasibility, quality and effects of the programme? The training programme focused on four competences of teachers regarding instructing, guiding, giving…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Reflection, Skill Development, Nursing Education
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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
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den Brok, Perry; van Eerde, Dolly; Hajer, Maaike – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Dealing with ethnic and linguistic diversity is one of the major challenges in today's education. Therefore, the formulation of competencies for teachers and teacher training should take into account the specific requirements of teaching in multicultural schools. In 2002, a series of small-scale studies were conducted to identify and formulate…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Measures (Individuals), Interaction, Case Studies
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Oolbekkink-Marchand, Helma W.; van Driel, Jan H.; Verloop, Nico – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2006
Teachers' perspectives in secondary and higher education have been investigated separately until now, probably owing to the differences expected between these two groups of teachers. In this study similarities and differences between secondary and university teachers' perspectives on self-regulated learning were investigated using semi-structured…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, College Faculty, Secondary School Teachers, Independent Study
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Wubbels, Theo – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2005
This paper reports on a comparison of two research approaches of the study of the reflective practice in two different modes of tele-guidance of the school practicum. The results of two studies were contrasted encouraging the dialogue between researchers coming from different research paradigms. Although the researchers in the two studies shared…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Research Methodology, Educational Practices, Reflective Teaching