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Sancho-Gil, Juana M.; Sánchez-Valero, Joan-Anton; Domingo-Coscollola, Maria – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper builds on two research projects on initial and in-service education of teachers, their professional experience, and the pathways they travelled to become teachers. The policy documents analysed and the teachers' professional histories, the micro-ethnographies and the discussion groups developed, allowed us to draw a broad picture of the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Education, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Perrin, Daniel – AILA Review, 2018
This article explains how research "on" practitioners can be turned into research "for and with" practitioners (Cameron, Frazer, Rampton, & Richardson, 1992, p. 22) by including these practitioners in the research teams. Methodologically, it draws on two decades of multimethod research and knowledge transformation at the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Journalism, Finance Occupations
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Amolloh, Odundo P.; Lilian, Ganira K.; Wanjiru, Kinyua G. – International Education Studies, 2018
Experiential learning requires teacher educators to equip trainee teachers with opportunities for effective preparedness in teaching and professional subjects, co-curricular activities and in micro-teaching vital for professional development. The experiential learning opportunities, conditional knowledge, preparedness and performance during…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Feedback (Response), Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Meijer, Marie-Jeanne; Kuijpers, Marinka; Boei, Fer; Vrieling, Emmy; Geijsel, Femke – Professional Development in Education, 2017
This study explores the specific characteristics of teacher-educator professional development interventions that enhance their transformative learning towards stimulating the inquiry-based attitude of students. An educational design research method was followed. Firstly, in partnership with five experienced educators, a professional development…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, Transformative Learning, Qualitative Research
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Margolis, Jason; Durbin, Rebecca; Doring, Anne – Professional Development in Education, 2017
With a continuing disconnect between structural changes to the work of teaching and the work of teachers engaged with students in classrooms, this paper addresses a growing need to attend to the way teacher professional development (TPD) is enacted in today's schools. Specifically, drawing from theories of teacher learning and numerous models of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Role, Learning Theories
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Valeeva, Roza A.; Gafurov, Ilshat R. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper explores initial teacher education (ITE) in Russia, its organisation and content in the light of international literature. Changes in the political, socio-economic and cultural life of Russia in recent decades have defined a completely different model of teacher education. This model has evolved through key policy documents including…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Cirocki, Andrzej; Tennekoon, Sujeewa; Calvo, Alicia Pena – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Modern language education favours the model of a reflective teacher-researcher who is engaged in both individual and collaborative curriculum revision and teaching-learning environment improvement. The present paper addresses the issue of classroom research and reflective practice in current ESL pedagogy and teacher professional development. The…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Barnes-Johnson, Joy, Ed.; Johnson, Janelle M., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
"STEM21: Equity in Teaching and Learning to Meet Global Challenges of Standards, Engagement and Transformation" is designed to contribute to discourses about how STEM teaching and learning can become more equitable, serving the needs of readers across the STEM educational spectrum. "STEM21" is meant to problematize the status…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Equal Education, Educational Practices, Evidence Based Practice
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Buijs, Maartje; Claessens, Wout; Honing, Terence; Karkdijk, Jan – Educational Action Research, 2017
The impact of scholarly research in education on the educational practice in secondary school is low. Academics examine problems that teachers in school perceive as irrelevant, want to publish in peer-reviewed journals instead of disseminate their work, and aim at generalizing insights rather than improving school practice. Teacher research might…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Action Research, Teacher Attitudes, Geography Instruction
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Jensen, Elsebeth; Skibsted, Else Bengaard; Christensen, Mette Vedsgaard – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
A comprehensive research review carried out on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Education in 2008 concluded that the competence to establish and maintain good teacher-student relations is a central and important one for a teacher in today's schools. Together with teaching competence and classroom management competence, other competencies that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Interpersonal Competence
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Gabriel, Rachael – Urban Education, 2011
In 1999, Ball and Cohen proposed a practice-based theory of professional education, which would end inadequate professional development efforts with a more comprehensive approach. Their work has been referenced over the past decade, yet there have been limited attempts to actualize their ideals and research their implications. In this article, I…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Henningsson-Yousif, Anna; Aasen, Solveig Fredriksen – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare methods of working with pedagogical capital in teacher and mentor education. The author makes an account of the development of the concept of pedagogical capital and relates it to the theoretical context of practice theory. Empirical data will substantiate the theoretical discussion of teachers'…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Experience, Teaching Skills, Concept Formation
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Zhou, Mingming; Chan, Kan Kan; Teo, Timothy – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
Dynamic geometry environments (DGEs) provide computer-based environments to construct and manipulate geometric figures with great ease. Research has shown that DGEs has positive impact on student motivation, engagement, and achievement in mathematics learning. However, the adoption of DGEs by mathematics teachers varies substantially worldwide.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Structural Equation Models, Geometry, Mathematical Concepts
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Fiorentini, Dario; Crecci, Vanessa Moreira – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2015
For more than 30 years, Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith has developed and directed research and contributed to publications about education and "practitioner research," especially about teachers' research and learning in inquiry communities. Her primary topics are inquiry communities, teacher research, teacher education for social…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Research, Interviews, Profiles
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Christie, Michael; Carey, Michael; Robertson, Ann; Grainger, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper elaborates on a number of key criticisms of Mezirow's transformative learning theory as well as providing arguments that validate it. Our paper exemplifies how Mezirow's theory can help adult educators and prospective school teachers understand that social structures and belief systems can influence student learning, that learners make…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Females, Doctoral Degrees
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