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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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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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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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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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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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Wang, Fang; Clarke, Anthony; Webb, Andrea S. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study examines how a cohort of 32 Chinese student teachers experience a 3-week Intensive Study Abroad Programme in Canada, which focused on facilitating understanding of teaching and learning from an international perspective. Research findings underscore the effectiveness of a context responsive approach to cross-cultural teaching and…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teaching, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods
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Ke, Zheng; Yin, Hongbiao; Huang, Shenghua – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Although Chinese teachers commonly participate in school-based professional development activities, there is a remarkable scarcity of large-scale quantitative research into the effectiveness of teacher professional development in China, which is characterised as an institutionalised practice. Based on a conceptual framework applying recent…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Toom, Auli; Tiilikainen, Mikko; Heikonen, Lauri; Leijen, Äli; Mena, Juanjo; Husu, Jukka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study investigated student teachers' (N = 82) learning of action-oriented knowledge (AOK), triggering incidents in teaching practice, and the relationships between these two. Student teacher's action-oriented knowledge is understood as core capability for the practice of teaching, and learning of action-oriented knowledge needs to be…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Critical Incidents Method, Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Loughran, John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Much of the debate about that which comprises teachers' professional knowledge has been important in the academic literature but does not necessarily reflect the reality of how they think as they construct the knowledge that underpins their practice. Typically, teachers are not encouraged to spend time talking about teaching in ways that are…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Thinking Skills
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Ng, Clarence; Leicht, Alysse – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Teacher change involves the transformation of beliefs, knowledge and practices. While research has highlighted significant facilitative conditions as well as barriers to these changes, insufficient attention has been devoted to examining influences derived from existing practices perpetuated by institutional factors and teachers' personal…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Video Technology, Intervention
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Wei, Wei; Hui, Sammy King Fai – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Using data from multiple evaluation instruments to evaluate university teachers' teaching quality has been popular in practice; however, the inconsistency of these evaluation results has not received sufficient attention. This study intended to fill the gap by investigating the main reasons for the discrepancy in teaching performance that resulted…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Communication
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Connelly, F. Michael; Xu, Shijing – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The aim of this paper is to describe an international project aimed at building a knowledge base between Canada and China and beyond for cross-cultural educational understanding and harmonious relationships. The overall purpose of this work is to move beyond cross-cultural comparison and competition to collaborative reciprocity. Reciprocal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Deng, Zongyi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Employing Connelly and Xu's (this issue) conceptualisation of reciprocal learning, the article explores the potential for reciprocal learning about pedagogy provided by a body of PISA-inspired literature on high-performing education systems. I argue that the opportunities for reciprocal learning provided by that body of literature is rather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reciprocal Teaching, Teaching Methods, High Achievement
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Núñez, Juan L.; León, Jaime – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This research has a dual purpose: to translate into Spanish and validate a classroom engagement measure and, over a semester, to analyse the effect of students' perception of autonomy support on the need for autonomy and the effect of autonomy, in turn, on four types of engagement. Data were collected at three time points from 448 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Personal Autonomy, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Blundell, Christopher; Lee, Kar-Tin; Nykvist, Shaun – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Deeply integrating digital technologies in pedagogy and learning is associated with changes in classroom roles, relationships and actions that can challenge established teacher routines. This paper presents the findings of an eight-month case study of teachers transforming pedagogy to enact their design for personalised digital learning.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Correlation
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