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1   |   From section Assessment & Evaluation
An Authentic Assessment at the Graduate Level: A Reflective Capstone Experience
This paper introduces an innovative form of assessment for graduate students that is comprehensive, constructive and deeply reflective. Throughout their final semester, students were invited to synthesize and critically and thoughtfully reflect on their learning, to engage in self-assessment, and to take an active role in the conceptualization and design of their Capstone presentations. This product was used as both a personal and professional learning tool, as well as a means of program assessment for faculty.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: January 3, 2017
2   |   From section Theories & Approaches
Going URB@N: Exploring the Impact of Undergraduate Students as Pedagogic Researchers
In this article, the authors have explored the impact of Undergraduate Research Bursaries at Northampton (URB@N) on undergraduate students’ experience of conducting pedagogic research; of acquiring the skills of a nascent researcher; and of working with an academic research leader. The findings demonstrate the positive impact of the scheme for undergraduate learners. Students were able to reflect on their own learning and recognise the value obtained from their ‘hands-on’ experience of conducting pedagogic research in partnership with staff. Students articulated both tangible and intangible benefits from their learning and participation in the scheme. Alongside this, they showed strong allegiance to improving the student experience by wanting to share their findings and contribute to enhancing the learning and teaching environment for current and future learners.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: November 9, 2016
3   |   From section Professional Development
Teachers As Learners - Are They Self-Directed? Teaching Teachers The Meaning of Self-Directed Learning through Self-Experience
The paper will present a case study that investigates the experience of student teachers who simultaneously experience the role of the learner, who requires self-direction, and the role of the teacher, who expands his tool kit so that his students will become self-directed learners. The case study is based on an experiment conducted with students studying for a master’s degree in teaching the sciences. The analysis shows a gap between the recognition of the importance of self-direction in learning and its expression with regard to them as learners and teachers. From the analysis it emerges that most of the participants did not perceive the process of cultivating self-direction in their students as part of their role. The course directed them to a different kind of encounter with their students, and in the process, they identified difficulty in their own self-direction in the learning process.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: May 11, 2017
4   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Learning How to Teach Chemistry with Technology: Pre-Service Teachers’ Experiences with Integrating Technology into Their Learning and Teaching
This article reports on Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) research, The Australian Government initiative. The research involve 28 preservice teachers undertaking a chemistry curriculum studies unit that adopted a technological focus. For chemistry teaching the results showed that technological knowledge augmented the fundamental pedagogical knowledge necessary for teaching chemistry content. All the pre-service teachers demonstrated an understanding of the role of technology in teaching and learning and reported an increased skill level in a variety of technologies, many they had not used previously.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: December 7, 2015
5   |   From section Mentoring & Supervision
Peer Mentoring for International Students in a UK Law School: Lessons from a Pilot Case Study
The main focus of this research was to assess the impact of a mentoring scheme in facilitating integration amongst first-year international students who come from different ethnic, cultural, sociocultural and socio-economic backgrounds so that they become effective learners. The findings indicated that international students suffer from acute disorientation in their new institution. They find the new academic and social culture daunting. The author concludes that the lessons learned from it together with many of the suggestions which emerged from the focus group discussions, are included in the current mentoring scheme. The success of the mentoring scheme facilitated the transition of first-year international students, encouraged a sense of community and actually created a community amongst the international student cohort.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: November 2, 2015
6   |   From section Teacher Education Programs
The Dialogic Space Offered by Curriculum-Making in the Process of Learning to Teach, and the Creation of a Progressive Knowledge-Led Curriculum
In this article, the authors argue for greater conceptual clarity between curriculum and pedagogy, and between the worlds of children’s experience and disciplinary knowledge, in order to deepen teachers’ understanding of the practice of teaching. The article shows how using the conceptual tools of curriculum making is key to becoming, and developing as a teacher.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: October 11, 2015
7   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Student Teachers’ Development of a Positive Attitude towards Research and Research Knowledge and Skills
This study investigated the perceived development of student teachers’ attitude towards research and the development of their research knowledge and skills, after participating in an introductory course in teacher research. The findings reveal that the students perceived a positive development in their attitude towards research, especially in their opinions of the importance of research and their own capability of conducting and using research. This study showed a significant difference, as students described teacher research as more important in comparison to the extent to which they were planning on carrying our research or using it in practice.
Publication Year: 2012    |    Updated in ITEC: August 2, 2015
8   |   From section Theories & Approaches
The Impact of the Type of Projects on Preservice Teachers’ Conceptualization of Service Learning
The purpose of this study is to examine how different projects influence students’ understanding of service learning. The study revealed that different service learning experiences in three different projects provided preservice teachers with different leaning opportunities and became an important facilitator of their conceptualization of service learning. The projects placed the priority on students’ evaluations of real community needs and social problems. However, project goals have a potential to limit student thinking about community needs and social problems.
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in ITEC: June 14, 2015
9   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Student Teachers’ Perceptions of Reading and the Teaching of Reading: The Implications for Teacher Education
This article reports on findings form a study which, identified perceptions of reading and the teaching of reading held by trainee teachers. The study also identified the impact on the author's provision as a teacher educator. It found that students’ past and present experiences of learning to read and being a reader influenced their perceptions of what reading is and of what it means to teach reading. As a teacher educator, the author is not able to give students long experience of seeing children becoming readers. However, she is able to give them richer experiences of reading in personally and culturally relevant contexts.
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in ITEC: January 20, 2015
10   |   From section Professional Development
Crossing the Border from Science Student to Science Teacher: Preservice Teachers’ Views and Experiences Learning to Teach Inquiry
This study investigated preservice science teachers’ successes and struggles in moving back and forth across the cultural border between science student and inquiry-oriented science teacher. The participants were eight preservice science teacher participants were enrolled in a small, post-baccalaureate teacher education program in Southern California. The authors conducted two types of qualitative analyses. One, they grouped their preservice teacher participants into one of four types of potential science teachers. Two, they identified successes and struggles in preservice teachers’ attempts to negotiate the cultural border between veteran student and beginning teacher. They found that preservice teachers were willing and interested in teaching science as inquiry.
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in ITEC: May 19, 2014
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