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Leeferink, Han; Koopman, Maaike; Beijaard, Douwe; Schellings, Gonny, L. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study reports on how student teachers learn in the workplace. Data from 10 student teachers were collected by means of digital logs and in-depth interviews. By reconstructing data into stories and unravelling these stories, it became clear that the learning process of each student teacher was dominated by one specific theme, such as…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Student Teachers, Workplace Learning, Learning Processes
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Papatraianou, Lisa H.; Strangeways, Al; Beltman, Susan; Schuberg Barnes, Emma – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Enhancing resilience is key to reducing teacher attrition and addressing the challenges of the profession but scant research exists on resilience in regional and remote settings, where there is a shortage of quality, specialist and lead teachers. The aim of this study was to combine ecological and relational perspectives on resilience to examine…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Rural Schools, Foreign Countries
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Bowe, Julie; Gore, Jennifer – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Conventional professional development, while still in full swing in many places, has been widely maligned for its passive approach to learning, its failure to address local differences, and its often single-event format. While the corrective move to more collaborative models of professional learning has been heralded, few empirical studies to date…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration
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Vrieling, E.; van den Beemt, A.; de Laat, M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Induced by a literature review, this paper presents a framework of dimensions and indicators highlighting the underpinning aspects and values of social learning within teacher groups. Notions of social networks, communities of practice and learning teams were taken as the main perspectives to influence this social learning framework. The review…
Descriptors: Socialization, Cooperative Learning, Social Networks, Communities of Practice
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Kullberg, Angelika; Runesson, Ulla; Marton, Ference; Vikström, Anna; Nilsson, Pernilla; Mårtensson, Pernilla; Häggström, Johan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Twelve lower secondary schoolteachers in mathematics and science were asked to teach a topic of their choice during a lesson that was video-recorded. We were able to analyse 10 of the cases and we found that all of them were similar in one respect: concepts and principles were introduced one at a time, each one followed by examples of the concept…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Communities of Practice, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Kuh, Lisa P. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Reflective practice has potentially positive effects on an organization's capacity to focus on student learning and teaching practices. In an effort to comply with policy and provide teachers with opportunities to reflect on their practice, districts, schools, and teachers have turned to various models that feature collaborative experiences. One…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness
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Sachs, Judyth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
It is now more than 10 years after the publication of the monograph, "The Activist Teaching Profession," which, at the time, could be described as a call to action for the teaching profession. I reflect here on how far has the profession progressed in responding to that call to action. The idea of a "call to action" could be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professionalism, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Education
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Sá, M. V.; de Almeida, M. J. B. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Despite the Bologna agreement implementation in 2008, teachers' education in Portugal has not changed significantly from earlier practice. The major modification in the requirements of master's level teacher education programmes was the introduction of a strong component of educational research in a master's degree; this is designed to replace an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Physics
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Hardy, Ian; Edwards-Groves, Christine – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper reveals the significant historical traces which informed the learning practices of teachers at one particular school site in a rural and regional educational district in Australia. Drawing upon recent theorising into professional practice, the paper argues that teacher learning practices are intrinsically "ecologically"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Professional Development, School Districts
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Avidov-Ungar, Orit – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This research aims to evaluate the manner in which teachers perceive their professional development process. Forty-three teachers from Israeli schools participated in the study. I used a semi-structured interview to understand the teachers' perceptions about their professional development. The qualitative analysis identified two dimensions that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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van Uden, J. M.; Ritzen, H.; Pieters, J. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Interest in student engagement has increased over the past decade, which has resulted in increased knowledge about this concept and about the aspects that facilitate engagement. However, as yet, only a few studies have focused on engagement from the perspective of the teacher. In this study, we capture the experiences of teachers who were…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Vocational Education, Professional Development, Teacher Student Relationship
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Huang, Teng – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
The three aspects of teacher change--ontological, epistemological, and sociocultural--are traditionally regarded as independent. Usually only the epistemological aspect is highlighted in formal teacher education. In this paper, I argue that a holistic and interdependent view of these aspects is needed. Thus, this paper aims to explore the process…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Teacher Education, Professional Development, Foreign Countries
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Hsieh, Betina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Previous work on new teacher professional identity has focused on identity as a process of negotiation between individual and contextual factors. These negotiations are often filled with a struggle between personal agency and structures that prevent the enactment of an ideal professional self. This study introduces and discusses three teacher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Peercy, Megan Madigan; Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Silverman, Rebecca D.; Daniel, Shannon – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Previously, research about teacher expertise has adhered to relatively fixed notions of teacher expertise. However, in this study, we share data from teacher study group (TSG) meetings, which demonstrate a dynamic understanding of teacher expertise. In these meetings, teachers discursively positioned themselves, their colleagues, and the research…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation, Expertise, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Dalgiç, Gülay; Bakioglu, Aysen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine with whom Turkish and Danish school principals engage in reflective practice and how this interaction helps to develop them as reflective practitioners. A phenomenological approach was followed in the study. Data were collected from 37 school principals (24 from Istanbul and 13 from Copenhagen) who were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Reflection, Phenomenology
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