Self-Study of Language and Literacy Teacher Education Practices

Author: Judy Sharkey

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787545380

Category: Education

Page: 305

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Self-Study in Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP) contribute to teacher education in culturally and linguistically diverse communities and contexts. The chapters reflect the scholarly inquiry of teacher educators dedicated to investigating and improving their practice.


Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811954306


Page: 208

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Learning Through Collaboration in Self-Study

Author: Brandon M. Butler

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811626814

Category: Education

Page: 321

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Self-study is inherently collaborative. Such collaboration provides transparency, validity, rigor and trustworthiness in conducting self-study. However, the ways in which these collaborations are enacted have not been sufficiently addressed in the self-study literature. This book addresses these gaps in the literature by placing critical friendship, collaborative self-study and community of practice at the forefront of the self-study of teaching. It highlights these forms of collaboration, how the collaboration was developed and enacted, the challenges and tensions that existed in the collaboration, and how practice and identity developed through the use of these forms of collaboration. The chapters serve as exemplars of enacting these forms of collaboration and provide researchers with an additional base of literature to draw upon in their scholarly writing, teaching of self-study, and their enactment of collaborative self-study spaces.
Reflective Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

Author: Robyn Brandenburg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811034312

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 205

This book offers a detailed examination of reflective practice in teacher education. In the current educational context, where reflective practice has been mandated in professional standards for teachers in many countries, it analyses research-based evidence for the power of reflective practice to shape better educational outcomes. The book presents multiple theoretical and practical views of this often taken-for-granted practice, so that readers are challenged to consider how factors such as gender and race shape understandings of reflective practice. Documenting approaches that enhance learning, the contributions discuss reflective practice across the globe, with a focus on pre-service, in-service and university teachers. At a time when there is pressure to measure teachers’ work through standardised tests, the book highlights the professional thinking that is integral to teaching and demonstrates ways it can be encouraged in beginning teachers. Aimed at the international community of teacher educators in schools and universities, it also includes a critical examination of methodological issues in analysing and evaluating reflective practice and showcases the kind of reflective practice that empowers teachers and pre-service teachers to make a difference to students.
Writing as a Method for the Self-Study of Practice

Author: Julian Kitchen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811624988

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 573

This book focuses on the writing process in the self-study of teaching and teacher education practices. It addresses writing as an area in which teacher educators can develop their skills and represents how to write in ways that are compatible with self-study's orientations towards the inquiry, both personal and on practice. The book examines effective self-study writing with chapters written by experienced self-study practitioners. In addition to considering elements of writing as a method for the self-study of practice, it delves into the cognitive processes of real writers making explicit their writing practices. Practical suggestions are connected to the lived experiences of self-study practitioners making sense of their field through the process of writing. This book will be of interest to doctoral and novice self-study writers, and experienced authors seeking to develop their practice. It demonstrates that writing as a method of inquiry in self-study and beyond can be learned, modeled and taught.
Teaching Literacy in the Twenty-First Century Classroom

Author: Tiffany L. Gallagher

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030478216

Category: Education

Page: 297

View: 535

This book discusses current issues in literacy teacher education and illuminates the complexity of supporting self-efficacious educators to teach language and literacy in the twenty-first century classroom. In three sections, chapter authors first detail how teacher education programs can be revamped to include content and methods to inspire self-efficacy in pre-service teachers, then reimagine how teacher candidates can be set up for success toward obtaining this. The final section encourages readers to ruminate on the interplay among teacher candidates as they transition into practice and work to have both self- and collective- efficacy.
Polyvocal Professional Learning through Self-Study Research


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789463002202

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 252

Polyvocal Professional Learning through Self-Study Research illustrates the power of “we” for innovative and authentic professional learning. The 33 contributors to this book include experienced and emerging self-study researchers, writing in collaboration, across multiple professions, academic disciplines, contexts, and continents.
Self-study and Inquiry Into Practice

Author: Linda R. Kroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415600705

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 648

"One of the most important factors in making sure that all children achieve well is widely regarded to be a well-prepared teacher and this is particularly the case for those who teach in urban settings. There are new pressures and familiar pressures on teachers and teacher educators to prepare teachers who will be able to teach in a changing world, and who will be able to change the world. The question of how to prepare well-qualified teachers has become an international question with global responses and consequences. This book describes a stance and pedagogy for helping young teachers to be successful in the most challenging of circumstances. Self-Study and Inquiry into Practice: Learning to teach for equity and social justice is about learning to use inquiry to teach in urban settings. The use of inquiry and self-study as ways of thinking about, understanding and developing one's practice and one's teaching can support teachers' continued inspiration and resilience to teach all children well in the face of very challenging circumstances. Using rich examples and case studies of how pre-service teachers and beginning teachers have used inquiry to learn from challenging urban placements, Linda Kroll shows the importance of using inquiry and self-study inlearning to teach and in continuing to learn as one teaches. Inquiry and self-study is a useful way to understand what students understand, what they learn from our teaching, and the power and responsibility we have to ensure that all our students achieve their highest potential"--
Language and Literacy in Inquiry-Based Science Classrooms, Grades 3-8

Author: Zhihui Fang

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412988421

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 501

This practical guide helps teachers effectively integrate reading strategy instruction, language analysis, and trade books into inquiry-based science classrooms to promote content learning. Inspired by a middle school reading-science integration project, this book explores: The science reading connection and the function of inquiry in science education The challenges associated with science reading and classroom-based strategies for learning language and science The role of literature in the science curriculum How to develop a home science reading program
Initial English Language Teacher Education

Author: Darío Luis Banegas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474294416

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Trainees' voices, beliefs and experiences as learners, shaped by the tension and dialogue between internal and external theories of teaching and learning, inevitably penetrate the Initial English Language Teacher Education (IELTE) curriculum. Scrutinising these beliefs and experiences, Initial English Language Teacher Education provides readers with vivid and informed accounts of IELTE from around the world. Approaching IELTE from a sociocultural perspective, the authors analyse future teachers' trajectories and educational histories in order to understand their experiences as learners, unpack internal beliefs, and problematise the relationships between such beliefs with theories and research in the field. Exploring accounts from a number of under-researched contexts, Initial English Language Teacher Education investigates and analyses perspectives from Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Kenya, Singapore, South Africa, Spain and Uruguay. Through the eyes of future teachers, the chapters address issues such as: trainee motivation, tensions between theory and practice, role of feedback, teacher development and identity, critical pedagogies, online teacher education and intercultural awareness.
Preparing Foreign Language Teachers for Next-Generation Education

Author: Lin, Chin-Hsi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522504849

Category: Education

Page: 313

View: 216

The growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has changed the dynamics of education, as self-directed learning, especially on mobile devices, is as accessible as ever. Despite the near infinite amount of information available for students outside of school, the classroom remains the most critical aspect of student’s growth. Teachers now play crucial roles in engaging ICT’s full potential to create an environment of meaningful learning to develop students’ critical thinking skills. Preparing Foreign Language Teachers for Next-Generation Education concerns itself with the integration and study of new technologies in foreign-language education. Featuring theoretical and empirical chapters related to the confluence of teacher-education, teacher cognition, and innovative technologies, it provides engaging insight into foreign-language teachers’ perceptions and the influence of those perceptions. This publication is quintessential to foreign-language teachers, administrators, policy makers, students of education, programmers, and developers.