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Instruction in Teacher Training
Motivation and Degree Completion in a University-Based Teacher Education Programme
The present study investigated which factors determine degree completion in a Dutch university-based teacher education programme. The authors assumed that both student characteristics and characteristics of the learning environment affected degree completion. Analyses showed that teaching ability was the most important motive for becoming a teacher; it was also found to be a negative predictor of degree completion.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: March 26, 2017
A Discursive Psychology Approach to the Study of Pre-service Teachers’ Written Reflections about Teacher Effectiveness
This paper reports findings from a discourse analysis, informed by a discursive psychology (DP) perspective, of pre-service teachers’ beliefs about teacher effectiveness as constructed in reflective papers. DP treats beliefs as discursive productions that are occasioned by an interactional task and are made visible through discursive features. The analysis highlights the discursive features employed by pre-service teachers as they wrote about teacher effectiveness in relation to their field observations.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: March 26, 2017
Student Teachers’ Team Teaching: Models, Effects, and Conditions for Implementation
In an attempt to provide alternative models of field experience in teacher education, this review study elaborates team teaching. First, the literature will be explored in order to search for team teaching models that can be used during field experiences in teacher education. The study categorises the wide variety of team teaching models into five models, which differ in the degree of collaboration, i.e. the observation, coaching, assistant teaching, equal status, and teaming model. These models can act as a guide when implementing student teachers’ team teaching during field experiences. Empirical research on student teachers’ team teaching shows its advantages and disadvantages for the student teachers, their mentors and the learners in their classroom.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: March 26, 2017
Using Social Networks to Enhance Teaching and Learning Experiences in Higher Learning Institutions
This study was undertaken with two main goals. Firstly, the study aims to identify the factors that affect the use of social networking sites (SNSs) in e-learning, particularly among students and lecturers in higher learning institutions in Malaysia. Secondly, the study also intends to design and develop a social e-learning tool based on the identified factors. The findings revealed factors such as Social Networking, Ease of Use, Convenience and Ease of Use influence the use of SNSs in e-learning. Dissatisfaction towards current e-learning platforms (E-Learning Perception) also motivates the students and lecturers to seek alternative measures. In short, it can be concluded that the majority of the students and lecturers felt positively about the use of SNSs in e-learning. This was further proven with the implementation of Book2U, with the majority of the respondents perceiving Book2U as simple and appealing.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: March 16, 2017
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