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Atjonen, Paivi; Korkeakoski, Esko; Mehtalainen, Jouko – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
The general pedagogical knowledge of teachers is not often investigated in comparison to content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge. In this article, a more comprehensive outlook on teachers' skills and knowledge without regard to subject-specific nuances is discussed in relation to classroom management strategies, the organization of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Class Size, Educational Principles, Probability
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Viilo, Marjut; Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Pirita; Hakkarainen, Kai – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
In this study, we argue that a teacher has a crucial role in leading students into collaborative inquiry-learning practices. While many studies have given the impression that students are able to engage in inquiry processes on their own, the role of social practices and teacher guidance often remains unexplained. However, even when the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Role
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Sawyer, L. Brook E.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2007
This mixed-method study examined characteristics and predictors of teacher collaboration. Limited research exists that describes the characteristics of teacher collaboration, and surprisingly little work explains the ways in which teaching experience and teachers' perceptions of the school environment influence teacher collaboration. Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperation, Teaching Experience