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Ferguson Patrick, Kate; Macqueen, Suzanne; Reynolds, Ruth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
In an era of international multimedia exposure and a global economy, there is no question that global education (GE) must be part of the school curriculum. Effective delivery of GE is reliant on adequate teacher preparation. A group of teacher educators at one University sought to raise the profile of GE with pre-service teachers through the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Global Education, Teacher Education
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Nilsson, Pernilla – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
In the context of teacher education, it could well be suggested that assessment activities that build on formative interactions between student teachers and teacher educators might offer new windows into better understanding teaching and learning. This paper presents findings from a study into a primary science teacher education initiative that…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers, Student Teachers
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Iftody, Tammy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
As a means of exploring what "learning through experience" in teacher education might look like, situated self-narration is both conceptualized and performed here as the discursive practice through which already familiar and remembered experience may re-presented and re-organized from a forward-looking vantage point. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Personal Narratives, Memory, English Teachers
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Garrett, H. James – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
The author uses a trip to a Holocaust museum to explain and illustrate psychoanalytic concepts from Freud to Lacan in order to re-imagine persistent dilemmas in teacher education. The author suggests that psychoanalytic vocabularies provide an additional and productive lens to conceptualize productive possibilities in teacher education.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Social Studies, Teacher Educators, Museums
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Dekker-Groen, Agaath M.; van der Schaaf, Marieke F.; Stokking, Karel M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study aimed to evaluate a training programme for Dutch teachers in six institutes for nursing education to support students' reflection skills. The research question was: what are the feasibility, quality and effects of the programme? The training programme focused on four competences of teachers regarding instructing, guiding, giving…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Reflection, Skill Development, Nursing Education
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Chamizo, J. A.; Garcia-Franco, A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
Many teacher education programs include different forms of teachers doing research. Be it in the form of action research or general inquiries about their practice, it has been argued that when teachers do research on their own practice, they are able to take a more reflective stance towards their work which is necessary to bring about educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Researchers
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Hudson, Peter – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
Fundamental for mentoring a preservice teacher is the mentor's articulation of pedagogical knowledge, which in this research draws upon specific practices, viz.: planning, timetabling lessons, preparation, teaching strategies, content knowledge, problem solving, questioning, classroom management, implementation, assessment and viewpoints for…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Mentors, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education
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Price, Fiona – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This paper examines the way Higher Education (HE) students use metaphors to make tangible the lived and living experience of learning. The article provides a contemporary development of the ethnographic paradigm by offering a new model termed "proximal ethnography" to capture the sense of inside-out-inside research, of being what one has…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Higher Education, Figurative Language, College Students
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Whitsed, Craig; Volet, Simone – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study employs positioning theory to explore the experiences of adjunct foreign English language teachers (AFELT) in the Japanese university sector. The research is located in the broad internationalisation discourse and considers AFELT positions as "foreign" teachers at a time when the Japanese university sector is aiming to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Zion, Michal; Schanin, Ilana; Shmueli, Ester Rimerman – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
The research goal of this study was to determine whether teachers who participated in an inquiry-based course were able to internalize a dynamic open inquiry process. This study focused on 25 science teachers who participated in an annual inquiry-based academic course. Several teaching tools helped teachers employ an open inquiry process. We…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Brackett, Marc A.; Floman, James L.; Ashton-James, Claire; Cherkasskiy, Lillia; Salovey, Peter – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
The evaluation of student work is a central aspect of the teaching profession that can affect students in significant ways. Although teachers use multiple criteria for assessing student work, it is not yet known if emotions are a factor in their grading decisions as has been found in other instances of professional evaluations. Reason to believe…
Descriptors: Grading, Educational Practices, Student Evaluation, Teacher Behavior
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Brubaker, Nathan D. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Understanding how authority is negotiated in teacher education classrooms can inform efforts to foster democratic teacher education practices and prepare future teachers to teach democratically. We know very little, however, about how authority is negotiated in different classroom contexts, particularly in teacher education settings. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Education Courses, Democratic Values, Teaching Methods
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Brand, Brenda R.; Triplett, Cheri F. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Because present initiatives guiding educational decision-making place a high emphasis on accountability, there was a need to explore the educational value of the literacy and science education courses' joint interdisciplinary focus for elementary education. With current research alluding to time constraints, scripted curriculum, and memorization…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Decision Making, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mortari, Luigina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
The notion of reflection has become an object of attention in education, but the research on this topic is often reduced to mere reflective practice. A relevant part of educational literature portrays reflection as a wholly beneficial practice for practitioners, but also for researchers. In the nursing field, in particular, reflection is largely…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teaching Methods, Student Teachers, Journal Writing
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Edwards, Susan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
This article considers the impact of the "transfer problem" from a personal perspective. Drawing on experiences in teacher educator as preservice teacher, a practicing educator and later a preservice educator the author examines how she has seen and experienced the transfer problem and the potential for teacher education to enact a separation…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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