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Byrd, Ben – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
The primary goal of this research is to better understand my students' reading orientations--what they believe it means to be a successful reader. I also seek to identify the relationship between those beliefs and my teaching. The data come primarily from six focal students in my second-grade classroom in an urban public charter elementary school…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Jones, Katrina E. – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
The goal of this research is to examine how implementing a new pedagogical structure, Academic Choice, informs my understanding of my students as learners and individuals. Using a self-study methodology over the course of eight working sessions in my Kindergarten classroom, I collected multiple forms of qualitative data, including student work…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Qualitative Research, Documentation
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Bauman, Jamie – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
This self-study of pretend gunplay in my Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classroom was designed to guide me in not only improving my practice within the classroom, but also informing the development of sound classroom policies related to pretend gun-and-weapons play that balance children's developmental needs with my commitment to peace and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Kindergarten, Play, Children
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Garbett, Dawn; Heap, Rena – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
In this article we document the impact of tiered teaching on making the complexity of pedagogy transparent when teaching science education to pre-service primary teachers. Teaching science methods classes together and researching our teaching has enabled us to reframe our assumptions and move beyond the simplistic and misleading idea that teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Models
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Major, Jae – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
This article reports a self-study from a larger research project that explored the impact on pre-service and in-service teacher education of a new national curriculum in New Zealand and the conceptualisations of epistemological shifts signalled by that document. A pedagogical initiative to introduce inquiry-based learning into a graduate diploma…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Teacher Education, Realism, Inquiry
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Williams, Judy; Power, Kerith – Studying Teacher Education, 2010
This article reports a self-study that used a model of core reflection to examine the identity and practices of two teacher educators. Core reflection is a process by which teachers reflect on their practice, incorporating an examination of personal beliefs, mission and identity. During three sessions of core reflection we examined the experiences…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Reflective Teaching, Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes
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McGlynn-Stewart, Monica – Studying Teacher Education, 2010
This paper describes a self-study in which I, as a teacher educator, seek to understand how to respond effectively to my pre-service students' fears about learning and teaching primary mathematics. I studied my students' response to a new mathematics methods course that is tied to practicum. Results include the importance of listening closely to…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Mathematics Teachers, Fear