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Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies

August 2013 Volume 34, Number 1

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Number of articles: 19

  1. Judging teacher candidates' readiness to teach

    Mavis Haigh, Fiona Ell & Vivienne Mackisack

    Making judgments about complex performances, such as teaching, is a sophisticated process. High stakes judgments, such as determining whether a prospective teacher is capable of teaching in ways... More

    pp. 1-11

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  2. Pedagogical content knowledge: A systematic review of the way in which the concept has pervaded mathematics educational research

    Fien Depaepe, Center for Educational Policy, Innovation, and Teacher Education, Belgium; Lieven Verschaffel, Center for Instructional Psychology and Technology, Belgium; Geert Kelchtermans, Center for Educational Policy, Innovation, and Teacher Education, Belgium

    Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) was introduced by Shulman in 1986 and refers to the knowledge teachers use to translate particular subject matter to students, taking into account possible (mis)... More

    pp. 12-25

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  3. Student teachers' development of learning-focused conceptions

    M.F.J. Swinkels, M. Koopman & D. Beijaard, Eindhoven School of Education

    Student teachers' conceptions of learning and teaching influence the way they approach situations in teaching practice. To provoke a focus on student learning in student teachers during teacher... More

    pp. 26-37

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  4. Approaches to supervision of student teachers in one UAE teacher education program

    Ali S. Ibrahim

    This study investigated approaches to supervision of student teachers in one UAE teacher education program. Student teachers completed a researcher-developed supervisory inventory and responded to ... More

    pp. 38-45

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  5. The use of internet tools for teaching and learning by in-service biology teachers: A survey in Brazil

    Luiz Gustavo Ribeiro Rolando, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil; Daniel Fábio Salvador, Fundação CECIERJ, Brazil; Maurício R.M. P. Luz, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

    The study investigated the profile of use of internet tools by in-service biology teachers in the State of Rio de Janeiro. We identified four purposes of use: Study, Didactic, Professional... More

    pp. 46-55

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  6. Instructional strategies for using video in teacher education

    Tina Seidel & Geraldine Blomberg, Technische Universität München, Germany; Alexander Renkl, University of Freiburg, Germany

    Using video in teacher education can increase pre-service teachers' ability to apply knowledge. However, video is not effective in itself. To be useful, it must be embedded in appropriate... More

    pp. 56-65

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  7. Ethical issues in the teaching and learning of health topics in schools: The conceptions of teacher trainees

    L. Paakkari & R. Välimaa

    There has been little research on how teacher trainees can be educated to deal with ethical issues, or on trainees' conceptions of these issues. Using written essays, this study aimed to examine... More

    pp. 66-76

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  8. Resilience strategies employed by teachers with dyslexia working at tertiary education

    Eila Burns, Teacher Education College, Finland; Anna-Maija Poikkeus, Department of Teacher Education, Finland; Mikko Aro, Department of Education

    This study investigates resilience strategies exhibited by teachers with dyslexia working at tertiary education. Narrative interviews of tertiary teachers' own perceptions of how dyslexia affects... More

    pp. 77-85

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  9. Profiles and change in beginning teachers' professional identity tensions

    M.T. Pillen, P.J. Den Brok & D. Beijaard, Eindhoven School of Education

    This study reports on profiles in beginning teachers' professional identity tensions regarding their changing role from student to teacher, their care for students and their orientations towards... More

    pp. 86-97

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  10. Teaching as exploration? The difficult road out of the classroom

    Carol R. Rinke

    This article examines the current notion of teaching as an exploratory career. Drawing upon longitudinal research in urban schools and using a theoretical framework grounded in teachers' lives and ... More

    pp. 98-106

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  11. Teacher learning in Lesson Study: What interaction-level discourse analysis revealed about how teachers utilised imagination, tacit knowledge of teaching and fresh evidence of pupils learning, to develop practice knowledge and so enhance their pupils' learning

    Peter Dudley

    This research examines what discourse interactions reveal about teacher learning in Lesson Study (LS) contexts as teachers plan and discuss research lessons.LS group members combined social and... More

    pp. 107-121

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  12. Multimedia case-based learning to enhance pre-service teachers' knowledge integration for teaching with technologies

    Insook Han, Department of Educational Technology, Korea (South); Miri Eom, Center for Teaching and Learning, Korea (South); Won Sug Shin, Higher Education Policy Research Institute, Korea (South)

    This study investigates the effects of case-based learning on pre-service teachers' knowledge integration related to teaching with technologies. 78 pre-service teachers were provided with... More

    pp. 122-129

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  13. The influence of (research-based) teacher training programs on evaluations of central computer science concepts

    Andreas Zendler, Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany; Peter Hubwieser, Technische Universität München, Germany

    Computer science education is acknowledged to play an important role in schools. The development of a curriculum needs to be informed by knowledge of concepts that are central to the discipline of ... More

    pp. 130-142

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  14. Context perspectives in a Taiwan junior high school

    Robert C. Kleinsasser, Arizona State University, United States; Mei Hui Liu, Tunghai University, Taiwan

    This article explores context perspectives of a student teacher, a cooperating teacher, and the teachers and teacher administrators within a Taiwanese junior high school during an “induction phase”... More

    pp. 143-153

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  15. Collaboration and learning with drawing as a tool

    Janne Madsen

    The aim of this paper is to examine how drawing scientific concepts and notions affects communication, learning and collaboration in a work group. Pupils in year 7 transformed notions and... More

    pp. 154-161

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  16. Design based research to develop the teaching of pupils with moderate learning difficulties (MLD): Evaluating lesson study in terms of pupil, teacher and school outcomes

    Brahm Norwich & Annamari Ylonen

    This paper discusses how a design-based research approach was used to refine the use of Lesson Study in a project with novel research methods in a new area of teaching focussing on pupils with... More

    pp. 162-173

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  17. When educators attempt to make “community” a part of classroom learning: The dangers of (mis)appropriating students' communities into schools

    Thomas M. Philip & Winmar Way, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, United States; Antero D. Garcia, Department of English, United States; Sarah Schuler-Brown & Oscar Navarro, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, United States

    In this article, we explore the ambiguous associations of the term “community” within one professional development (PD) program that engaged teachers in using mobile technologies to learn about... More

    pp. 174-183

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  18. Capturing changes in Sudanese teachers' teaching using reflective photography

    Freda Wolfenden & Alison Buckler

    Capturing and interpreting how teachers make sense of and take up new classroom practices is difficult, particularly in remote and resource-challenged classrooms and when researchers are working... More

    pp. 189-197

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  19. Crossing the great divide: Teacher candidates, mathematics, and social justice

    Barbara Garii & Aina Appova

    With social justice becoming a hallmark of educational practice, teachers are encouraged to weave social justice into teaching. We used curricular materials to help strengthen teacher-candidates... More

    pp. 198-213

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