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Molla, Tebeje; Nolan, Andrea – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
Drawing on the capability approach to human development and Bourdieuan reflexive sociology, this paper explores the interplay of teacher agency and professional practice. The paper names five facets of teacher agency. It shows that teachers with a strong sense of agency actively seek learning opportunities--inquisitive agency; think effortfully…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Sato, Masaaki; Ludecke, Michelle; Saito, Eisuke – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
This paper presents a cross-cultural discussion of three episodes where students' embodied dispositions serve as indicators of, and barriers to, learning. These episodes are drawn from a longitudinal study into school reform in Asia. Framed around a shared understanding of embodiment within practice approaches, and employing a unique method of…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, Barriers
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Veldman, M. A.; Van Kuijk, M. F.; Doolaard, S.; Bosker, R. J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
In the current study differences between primary school teachers classified as high-performing in their implementation of cooperative learning (CL) in their classrooms and teachers who were less successful in implementing cooperative learning were investigated. The levels of implementation of cooperative learning differed significantly between…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Reid, David B. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
In 2009, the United States Department of Education (USDOE) incentivised states to create more rigorous teacher evaluation systems that better differentiated teacher performance as well as provided more information on what makes a high-quality teacher. One result of these revised teacher evaluation systems was principals, in most cases the primary…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Principals
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Hervas, Gabriel; Medina, José Luis – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
Lesson study (LS) is a collaborative practice of inquiry in which teachers design a lesson plan and work to improve it and its execution after observing its instruction. Originating in Japan, LS is recognised in international research as a useful mechanism for teachers' training and professional development. However, research reveals that…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Planning, Faculty Development
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Song, Huan; Gu, Qing; Zhang, Zhonghua – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
This article examines the nature of teachers' subjective wellbeing. Drawing upon the survey evidence from a three-year mixed methods study in China, the article explores the dynamic interaction between key aspects of teachers' subjective wellbeing: "altruism" and "self-efficacy" (psychological functioning) and "work…
Descriptors: Teacher Welfare, Teacher Salaries, Job Satisfaction, Altruism
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Harris, Lois; Wyatt-Smith, Claire; Adie, Lenore – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
Data walls are a data use practice increasingly being adopted in western, Anglophone countries to display student academic achievement data. The purpose of data walls is to improve teaching and learning by helping teachers and/or students to identify patterns of growth and achievement, set goals, and plan instructional interventions or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Use, Teaching Methods, Goal Orientation
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Fokkens-Bruinsma, M.; Van Rooij, E. C. M.; Canrinus, E. T. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
This study focused on the question of how to enhance a mastery-goal orientation in the classroom. We started from the perspective of the achievement goal theory, which assumes that the goals that students have (personal goals) relate to the goals that are set in the classroom (classroom goal structures). In classrooms where teachers focus on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Goal Orientation, Educational Objectives, Student Educational Objectives
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Garner, Joanna K.; Kaplan, Avi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Scholars have called for new conceptualisations of teachers' learning that capture the complex, contextualised, and dynamic nature of professional growth. In this article, we describe the Dynamic Systems Model of Role Identity (DSMRI) that portrays teacher learning as inseparable from the complex and dynamic processes by which teachers form their…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Systems Approach, Epistemology, Teacher Attitudes
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Ye, Juyan; Zhao, Di – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how three Chinese teachers developed their teacher identities in a reform context. Drawing upon data from a larger social historical study, the work-life narratives of the three teachers at different stages of their careers were used as case studies to showcase three types of teacher identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Case Studies
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Boldrini, Elena; Sappa, Viviana; Aprea, Carmela – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Based on an ecological view of teacher resilience, the paper investigates perceived difficulties and resources among vocational education and training (VET) teachers as a first step for investigating teachers' resilience. Given the substantial shortage of theoretical and empirical studies on this population, more research on resilience among VET…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Barriers, Teacher Persistence
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Canrinus, Esther T.; Klette, Kirsti; Hammerness, Karen; Bergem, Ole Kristian – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The aim of this article is to explore similarities and differences in teacher candidates' perceptions of their opportunities to enact practice in university courses in five teacher education programmes, located in Norway, Finland, USA, Cuba, and Chile. Paper and pencil surveys were distributed among candidates (N = 488) to measure their perception…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Neto, Roque; Rodrigues, Vinicius P.; Polega, Meaghan; Persons, Megan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
With data from 311 K-12 public school teachers working in the United States, we tested a predictive model of entrepreneurial behaviour that included demographic characteristics and career adaptability, and identified differences between highly and minimally entrepreneurial teachers on how and why they adapt their teaching practices. Statistical…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Entrepreneurship
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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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Schaefer, Lee; Clandinin, D. Jean – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In this paper, we focus on questions around who we are as teacher educators as well as our responsibilities in helping pre-service teachers compose forward-looking stories as they prepare to begin teaching. We draw on the results of two studies in this paper: one a semi-structured interview study with 55 second- and third-year teachers in two…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Responsibility
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