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1   |   From section Professional Development
A Model of Professional Development: Teachers’ Perceptions of their Professional Development
The purpose of this study was to examine the manner in which teachers, who were engaged in an organisational change, perceived their own professional development process. Furthermore, the study conceptualised the manifestation of these perceptions in the development patterns exhibited among the teachers. The findings identified two dimensions that teachers referred to in their professional development stories: the professional development motivation (intrinsic/extrinsic) and types of aspirations (lateral/vertical). These dimensions together create four patterns of development. This study highlights that teachers’ professional development occurs throughout their career over an extended period of time, and that it requires conditions which correspond to their world views.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: January 11, 2018
2   |   From section Mentoring & Supervision
Prospective and Mentor Teacher Perspectives on Co-learning Events
This study aimed to examine practicing mentor teachers (MTs) and prospective teachers' (PSTs) perspectives on their experiences in co-learning events. The findings reveal there is evidence of a personal orientation toward mentoring interactions among both PSTs and MTs. MTs noted that the co-learning events helped them connect with and build relationships with PSTs, in particular the sessions when MTs joined the PSTs in their methods courses. MTs saw these personal connections to PSTs as supporting their ability to serve as mentors. However, the authors also found that some PSTs resisted the positioning of MTs as learners during particular co-learning events. PSTs said that they considered the methods course as a learning space for them. Hence, when MTs joined the class, they expected them to instruct the class in particular content.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: December 11, 2017
3   |   From section ICT & Teaching
Pre-service Teacher Self-efficacy in Digital Technology
This study explored how pre-service teachers perceived their self-efficacy in teaching of technology. The present study reveals that the pre-service teachers who took part had much variation in their confidence and competence to a variety of teaching tasks. Furthermore, the authors also found variation in classroom management.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: December 11, 2017
4   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Finnish Student Teachers’ Perceptions on the Role of Purpose in Teaching
In this article, the authors examined the various purposes that Finnish student teachers of different subjects have in teaching. The findings revealed that four purpose profiles were identified among participants: Purposeful, Dabblers, Dreamers, and Disengaged. The majority of participants can be profiled as dabblers. The authors found that the student teachers of religious education most often demonstrated a purposeful profile, while student teachers of mathematics and science were mostly profiled as disengaged. The authors conclude that the moral nature of teaching calls for purposeful teachers for schools worldwide.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: November 12, 2017
5   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Making Connections: Lessons on the Use of Video in Pre-service Teacher Education
In this article, the authors examined the potential impact of video excerpts of teaching on pre-service teachers' learning. They were also interested to identify and focus on the development of students' understanding of mathematics and the teaching and learning actions likely to facilitate this. The authors found that many of the pre-service teachers were interested in the development of students' understanding. However, many of the participants struggled to identify evidence of it or observable teaching actions likely to contribute to it.
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in ITEC: October 19, 2017
6   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions on TPACK Development after Designing Educational Games
The goal of this study was to explore Early Childhood Education (ECE) pre-service teachers’ perceptions of technological, pedagogical, content knowledge (TPACK) development in the course Instructional Technology and Material Design, which required them to design educational computer games for ECE. The findings show that participants described initial difficulty designing educational computer games since they had limited technological knowledge (TK), design knowledge (DK), or experience designing educational computer games (TPACK). However, the participants compensated for inadequacy in a knowledge domain with help from friends, instructors, or the Internet, in addition to personal efforts to increase knowledge.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: September 29, 2017
7   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Developing Pre-service Primary Teachers’ Perceptions of Cross-Curricular Teaching through Reflection on Learning
This study is focused on post graduate student teachers’ perceptions of cross-curricular approaches to the planning, organisation and representation of the primary curriculum. It tracks their emerging understanding of the nature of cross-curricular education prior to and following their own cross-curricular learning experience in art and science. The findings reveal a paradox between their initial positive perceptions and their direct experiences of such practice. The conclusions identify some implications for enhancing critical engagement and the development of teacher subject and pedagogic knowledge in initial teacher education.
Publication Year: 2012    |    Updated in ITEC: September 12, 2017
8   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Special Education Trainee Teachers’ Perceptions of their Professional World: Motives, Roles, and Expectations from Teacher Training
The aim of this study is to examine how special education teacher trainees who were about to begin their training perceive their professional world. The findings revealed that participants described the world of special education as being very closed, consisting of only teacher and students, completely devoid of any learning environs or community and organizational systems. In the world they described, special education teachers serve as role models for others, and devote their lives to their students. Unlike their expectations that they will be working in a closed environment in which they are solo players, they will have to work in complex, multidimensional working environments that also comprise children without special needs, other teachers and professionals, parents, and members of the community.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in ITEC: August 22, 2017
9   |   From section Assessment & Evaluation
Assessing Pedagogical Balance in a Simulated Classroom Environment
In this paper, the authors (a) examine changes in preservice teacher perceptions of teaching confidence and teaching experience resulting from simSchool use, and (b) report findings from recent studies of a new proposed measure for simSchool data, pedagogical balance. Findings from two studies show that preservice teachers significantly (p < .05) improve pedagogical balance and increase awareness of effective teaching skills through simSchool training.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: August 10, 2017
10   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Learning to Teach Music-themed Mathematics: An Examination of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Developing and Implementing Interdisciplinary Mathematics Pedagogy
This study aimed to offer a group of preservice teachers with opportunities to learn about interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy, plus the experience of implementing interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy with elementary students. This study situated music within a series of mathematics lessons that incorporated the musical elements as a central, rather than superficial, component of the mathematics pedagogy. This study has provided empirical findings pertaining to the connections between music and mathematics to illustrate the concept of the entertainment-education learning strategy. To support the aim of improving preservice teachers’ knowledge for how to effectively implement mathematics teaching strategies with their future elementary students, teacher educators should strive to improve preservice teachers’ awareness of, and capacity for, making mathematics education more engaging for students.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: August 9, 2017
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