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Monk, Hilary; Phillipson, Sivanes – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Increasingly early childhood educators are referred to as "professionals," but how do they view themselves in terms of professionalism? What does it mean to be an early childhood professional? This study explored the views of 78 Asian early childhood educators who were upgrading their qualifications to degree level. In groups of five to…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Professional Identity
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Chee, Yam San; Mehrotra, Swati; Ong, Jing Chuan – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
A dominant discourse on "scaling-up" small-scale innovations based on a limited number of successful classroom trials pervades the educational literature. We view this discourse as insensitive to the professional work of teachers and the human side of school change. Our research investigated how teacher professional development could be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Social Studies, Governance
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Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Chai, Ching Sing; Hong, Huang-Yao; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This study investigates 201 Singaporean teachers' perceptions of their technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK), lesson design practices, and design dispositions through a survey instrument. Investigation of these constructs reveal important variables influencing teachers' perceptions of TPACK which have not yet been explored. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Lim, Christina; Lee, Christine; Saito, Eisuke; Haron, Sharifa Syed – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Since its introduction into Singapore schools in 2005, many schools are now implementing Lesson Study in various forms adapted to their culture, needs and priorities. Why are schools interested in Lesson Study? How has Lesson Study provided a platform for professional development of teachers? What aspects of Lesson Study have schools adapted and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, Lesson Plans
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Chai, Ching Sing; Teo, Timothy; Lee, Chwee Beng – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
This study investigated the change in Singaporean pre-service teachers' epistemological beliefs and beliefs about learning and teaching over the course of a teacher preparation program. An online survey was administered during the first week of a nine-month program and the same survey was administered after the 413 participants had completed all…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Epistemology, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Teo, Timothy; Chai, Ching Sing; Hung, David; Lee, Chwee Beng – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
In the current learning environments, technology is integrated in different ways. Teachers acting in the capacity of main change agents bring with them beliefs about teaching which effects their use of technology in the classroom. This study aims to examine the possible relationship between teachers' beliefs about teaching and uses of technology.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Lim, Wei-Ying; Lee, Yew-Jin; Hung, David – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
Although there are some success stories of technology integration in schools, it remains unclear in the literature how teachers become, and take on the identity of, exemplary users of technology in classrooms. Using concepts from cultural sociology, this article examines how an experienced elementary school teacher in Singapore, Cassie, accounted…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lim, Christina; Torr, Jane – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
It is widely recognised that teachers' pedagogical practices are influenced by many factors, including their personal experiences, their theoretical knowledge and the institutional context in which they work. Yet little is known about the beliefs held by Singaporean teachers about language and literacy development. Given the significance of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, Young Children
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Chan, Kwok-Wai; Tan, Justina; Khoo, Angeline – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
A questionnaire was administered to 313 teacher education students of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to examine their conceptions about teaching and learning. Two dimensions were identified, viz. traditional and constructivist conceptions about teaching and learning. While both conceptions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes