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Nolan. Kathleen T. – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2018
Through a teacher educator's study of her own practice as a faculty advisor (university supervisor), this paper focuses on studying theory-practice transitions with respect to mathematics pre-service teacher field experience. The purpose of the research study was to disrupt traditional discourses on these theory-practice transitions by…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship
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Taylor, Alison – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This paper explores the potential of cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), to provide new insights into community service-learning (CSL) in higher education. While CSL literature acknowledges the influences of John Dewey and Paolo Freire, discussion of the potential contribution of cultural-historical activity theory, rooted in the work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Social Psychology, Cultural Context
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Dillon, David – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
This self-study examines a teacher educator's quest to provide an integrated practice-and-theory approach to learning to teach that places the experiences of the teacher candidates at the centre of the curriculum by focussing on their developing questions, challenges and issues through socio-constructivist discussions of their emerging practices.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Young, Richard A.; Domene, Jose F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
After identifying historical and current problems in career counselling research, we propose a research agenda based on contextual action theory. This theory has been used as a framework for research in the career field and for general counselling practice. It is advantageous for several reasons including its conceptual basis, its detailed…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Identification, Models
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McIntosh, Janet – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2017
The purpose of this action research project was to explore whether a reflective writing strategy, developed and used with pre-service teachers in a literacy methods course, assisted them with integrating theory and practice. The teacher educator analyzed the written reflective pieces and determined common categories. Study findings revealed some…
Descriptors: Reflection, Preservice Teachers, Writing Strategies, Theory Practice Relationship
Guile, David, Ed.; Unwin, Lorna, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2019
"The Wiley Handbook of Vocational Education and Training" offers an in-depth guide to the theories, practices, and policies of vocational education and training (VET). With contributions from a panel of leading international scholars, the Handbook contains 27 authoritative essays from a wide range of disciplines. The contributors present…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Vaughan, Norman; Cloutier, David – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The purpose of this student-faculty partnership research study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a blended four-year Bachelor of Education Elementary Program at a Canadian university using the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) framework. Data was collected from the first graduating cohort of students from the B.Ed. program in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Faculty
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Hunter, William J. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
In this commentary, William J. Hunter reflects on this career, and struggles with the fact that teacher preparation programs do not include a course in educational research. When this was mentioned to colleagues (or students), a highly predictable response was "Why should teacher candidates learn about research?" Years of trying to give…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Research, Medical Education
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Howe, Edward R. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
This narrative paper investigates a number of enduring and emerging themes reflecting teacher education in Canada over the past 40 years, including changes in information and communication technology, bridging gaps in theory and practice, English as a second language, French immersion and multicultural teacher development. Canadian teacher…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education Programs, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Cooper, Amanda – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2014
Knowledge mobilisation (KMb) attempts to address research-policy-practice gaps in education. Research brokering organisations (RBOs) are third party, intermediary organisations whose active role between research producers and users is a catalyst for research use in education. Sample: 44 Canadian RBOs in the education sector. Methodology: employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Management, Research, Measurement Techniques
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Hayashi, Yusuke; Bourdeau, Jacqueline; Mizoguchi, Riichiro – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2009
This paper describes the achievements of an innovative eight-year research program first introduced in Mizoguchi and Bourdeau (2000), which was aimed at building a theory-aware authoring system by using ontological engineering. To date, we have proposed OMNIBUS, an ontology that comprehensively covers different learning/instructional theories and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Engineering, Teaching Methods
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Postholm, May Britt – Educational Research, 2012
Background and purpose: The article reviews studies that focus on the professional development of teachers after they have completed their basic teacher training. Teacher professional development is defined as teachers' learning: how they learn to learn and how they apply their knowledge in practice to support pupils' learning. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Learning Processes, Faculty Development
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Duda, Michelle A.; Riopelle, Richard J.; Brown, Jacquie – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2013
Using principles of Applied Implementation Science, this paper examines strategies for systematically selecting and operationalising National clinical practice guidelines and intentionally creating implementation supports to ensure high fidelity use and sustainable application and outcomes. In the spirit of participatory action research, key…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Theory Practice Relationship, Capacity Building, Public Health
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Hewson, Jennifer A.; Walsh, Christine A.; Bradshaw, Cathryn – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2010
The increased focus on the role of research in the social service sector, pressure for practitioners to engage in research and the demand for integration of research and practice challenges faculties about ways in which to engage social work students in research. This paper evaluates a research based practicum program within a social work faculty…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Focus Groups, Practicums
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Baran, Evrim – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Mobile devices have become attractive learning devices for education. While the majority of the existing research has focused primarily on the value of mobile learning for students, researchers have recently started exploring its potentials within teacher development. The present qualitative synthesis of quantitative and qualitative research aimed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Teacher Education, Qualitative Research
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