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Koutrouba, Konstantina; Karageorgou, Elissavet – Improving Schools, 2013
The present questionnaire-based study was conducted in 2010 in order to examine 677 Greek Second Chance School (SCS) students' perceptions about the cognitive and socio-affective outcomes of project-based learning. Data elaboration, statistical and factor analysis showed that the participants found that project-based learning offered a second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Questionnaires
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Crafton, Linda; Kaiser, Eileen – Improving Schools, 2011
This article explores several professional development models currently being used in the US and in other countries to support teacher learning, including coaching, mentoring and communities of practice. While in some contexts the activities of the participants are informed by social constructivist views of learning, the authors argue that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Mentors, Communities of Practice
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Cumming, Carol – Improving Schools, 2011
This article outlines developments in continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers, within the Scottish context. It discusses some examples of both bottom-up and top-down structures, approaches to, and opportunities for CPD within Scotland, contextualizing the importance of professional learning within global issues of educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Curriculum Development
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Turner, Chris; Mitchell, Sue – Improving Schools, 2004
The purpose of this article is to present the findings from some empirical research carried out in 2002 among 200 staff working in 13 secondary schools in South Wales, concerning their views of the management of professional development. The findings indicated many of the significant differences between staff were gender-based. Female staff…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Staff Development, Professional Development