Developing Teaching Expertise

Developing Teaching Expertise

Describing the improvement journey as an expertise pathway supports the development of shared agency within the groups ... example of how one elementary school approached this when seeking to develop mathematics teaching expertise.

Author: Ryan Dunn

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544368382

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Cultivate a Culture of Learning by Doing In Teacher Development Picture a world where teachers, equipped with the expertise to produce the best outcomes in every context, confidently and intentionally inquire, adapt, and change instruction based on student needs. Do you know how to get them there? Developing Teaching Expertise offers a proactive framework for teachers to work through iterative design cycles and understand how to make ‘what works best’ work in their unique classroom. Aligned to the varied components of teacher professional learning, this book supports the development of teaching expertise by: Exploring how specific design and leadership approaches can be integrated to form a useful framework for leading teacher professional learning Highlighting ways to navigate through complex educational environments Incorporating illustrative tools and vignettes, and real-life examples of results from different educational settings This book offers a deep exploration to lead and intentionally cultivate a culture of lifelong teacher learning.
Categories: Education

Developing Expertise for Teaching in Higher Education

Developing Expertise for Teaching in Higher Education

These embedded roles expand what is possible in our departments and lead to continued growth and development of teaching expertise. Developing teaching expertise through peer support This case study is set in the Business School of a UK ...

Author: Helen King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000551327

Category: Education

Page: 262

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This book provides a contemporary view of the characteristics of expertise for teaching in higher education, based on the strong foundation of research into expertise, and empirical and practical knowledge of the development of teaching in higher education. Taking key themes related to the characteristics of expertise, this edited collection delivers practical ideas for supporting and enabling professional learning and development in higher education as well as theoretical constructs for the basis of personal reflection on practice. Providing an accessible, evidence-informed theoretical framework designed to support individuals wishing to improve their teaching, Developing Expertise for Teaching in Higher Education considers teaching excellence from an expertise perspective and discusses how it might be supported and available to all. It invites a call to action to all policymakers and strategic leaders who make a claim for teaching excellence to consider how professional learning and the development of expertise can be embedded in the culture, environment and ways of working in higher education institutions. Full of practical examples, based on scholarship and experience, to guide individual teachers, educational developers and policymakers in higher education, this book is a must-read text for those new to teaching in higher education and those looking to improve their practice.
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The Development of Teaching Expertise from an International Perspective

The Development of Teaching Expertise from an International Perspective

worked collectively to study teaching and learning and discussed effective teaching practices, showed quicker academic gains ... study concluded development. teacher establishment is research impressive produce research Hiebert 1999), ...

Author: Su Liang

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623963781

Category: Mathematics

Page: 167

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This book provides an insightful view of effective teaching practices in China from an international perspective by examining the grades 7-12 mathematics teacher preparation in the Shandong province of China. It is an excellent reference book for teacher educators, researchers, reformers, and teaching practitioners. A qualitative research approach, involving in-depth interviews with purposive sampling of ten grades 7-12 award-winning mathematics teachers, was chosen to conduct the study. The participants are from the Shandong province and have been awarded recognition for his/her achievements in teaching grades 7-12 mathematics by the different levels: school, district, city, province, or nation; and his/her students have achieved high average scores in college entrance exams or in high school entrance exams among the classes at the same grade level. Data analysis revealed the following findings: first, grades 7-12 mathematics teachers from the Shandong province of China were prepared to teach through pre-service training, in-service training, and informal learning. The pre-service training can be characterized as emphasizing formal mathematics training at advanced level. The in-service training is integrated with teacher collaboration and teaching research, and has the characteristics of diversity, continuity, and orientation toward teaching practice. The in-service training also stimulates teachers to conduct self-directed learning. Second, the award-winning grades 7-12 mathematics teachers are identified by the following characteristics: they are passionate about mathematics and share their passion through teaching; they actively take part in teaching research through application of teaching research in the classroom, collaboration with peers, and systematic lesson preparation; they apply technology into teaching; and they take an active role in teaching research in order to expand their professional opportunities. Based on the findings of this study, the following conclusions were reached: pre-service training and in-service training are both necessary processes for mathematics teachers to build up their knowledge base for effective teaching. Pre-service training is just a starting point for the teaching profession. In-service training, integrated with teacher collaboration and teaching research should be a continuous activity that is a part of a teacher’s everyday life.
Categories: Mathematics

Developing the Expertise of Primary and Elementary Classroom Teachers

Developing the Expertise of Primary and Elementary Classroom Teachers

teachers should engage with, and take account of, research by reading, and learning to critique, research, and thinking how this should inform their teaching. Who would trust a doctor unfamiliar with up to date research on disease ...

Author: Tony Eaude

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350031920

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Developing the Expertise of Primary and Elementary Classroom Teachers challenges many current assumptions about primary education. Tony Eaude uses international research and the experiences of teachers at different career phases to indicate that primary classroom teachers with a high level of expertise adopt a wide repertoire of strategies and a flexible, reciprocal and intuitive approach to planning, assessment and teaching. He explores why a deep understanding of how young children learn, the ability to create an inclusive environment, relationships of care and trust and teachers who are attuned to children are essential. Eaude argues that to develop qualities such as confidence and resilience, to exercise informed intuition and to create a robust professional identity, many constraints on manifesting expertise, some of which are emotional, some more structural, must be overcome. Drawing on the research on professional learning, Eaude shows that these abilities and qualities are learned over time, through regular, sustained, contextualised opportunities, relating theory and practice, with the years soon after qualification particularly significant. He highlights that the professional knowledge and judgement required in complex, changing situations is acquired and refined mainly through guided practice and experience backed by reflection and engagement with research. The need for supportive professional learning communities and for policy which encourages primary classroom teachers' enthusiasm, creativity and willingness to innovate is emphasised and an enriched apprenticeship model – using a variety of processes, including observation of other teachers, practice, mentoring, case studies and discussion – is advocated.
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Teaching Expertise in Three Countries

Teaching Expertise in Three Countries

Wang took the expertise she gained at Sinan Road to her work at a private school, where she oversees the professional development of over nine hundred teachers. The Challenge of Developing Expertise Across China There are so many ...

Author: Akiko Hayashi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226818672

Category: Education

Page: 214

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"While many of us assume that experience makes teachers better at their jobs, remarkably little research has been done to understand how teachers develop expertise and how it affects their teaching. In Teaching Expertise in Three Countries, Akiko Hayashi gives us a remarkable look at the careers of teachers over the course of more than fifteen years. Not only does her research cover a remarkable timespan, it also studies teachers from three national contexts: Japan, China, and the United States. Hayashi builds on the research that began with Joseph Tobin et al.'s celebrated 1991 book Preschool in Three Cultures, examining six teachers profiled in Tobin's 2009 follow up Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited. Hayashi showed those six teachers videos shot in their classrooms twelve years earlier and asked them to reflect on how they have changed. She also interviewed 120 experienced childhood educators from China, Japan, and the US. The teachers' analysis of changes in teaching style and even the way they talked about their trajectory from novice to expert uncovered important cultural differences. While Japanese teachers described experienced educators as less "in their own heads," Chinese teachers said they took command of a classroom. And American teachers with experience reportedly knew when to let things go. Across the three cultures, experienced teachers also had remarkably similar things to say about their approach to teaching. Experienced teachers in all three cultures describe themselves as being quieter, knowing children better, being more "present" and "in the moment," and having better judgment about which incidents require their intervention. All the same, they followed different professional trajectories. While Chinese educators embraced new ideas and the younger educators that brought those ideas into the classroom, Japanese educators valued traditional methods. US educators were encouraged to adopt new research in their teaching practices, but the new ideas required them to follow rules and scripts, limiting their ability to make use of years of experience. Teaching Expertise in Three Countries helps us see how experience forms teachers, despite national differences, and how we can best support them to make use of their incredible knowledge"--
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Teacher Quality Professional Learning and Policy

Teacher Quality  Professional Learning and Policy

This book examines the significance of teacher expertise in the drive to improve quality and effectiveness.

Author: Christine Forde

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137536549

Category: Education

Page: 285

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This book examines the significance of teacher expertise in the drive to improve quality and effectiveness. Scrutinising both key conceptual issues and current policy developments and approaches, the authors analyse educational systems from around the world and question how different cultural contexts and systems can implement measures to improve teacher effectiveness. The book analyses factors such as policy change and teacher evaluation as well as the regulation of the teaching profession to determine how these aspects can influence the expertise of individual teachers. As numerous policy interventions have tried to define and enhance teacher quality to raise pupil achievement, this book calls for an interrogation of this stance and signals a need to consider an alternative approach. This book will appeal to students and scholars of teacher effectiveness and professional learning, as well as researchers and policymakers.
Categories: Education

Developing Teachers Assessment Capacity

Developing Teachers    Assessment Capacity

their teaching contexts. Attempts have been made to describe the progression of skill acquisition or development in a range of professions by describing levels of expertise from novice to mastery (Dreyfus & Dreyfus, 1986).

Author: Christopher DeLuca

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351029087

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Given the academic benefits of assessment-driven teaching, and the growing accountability context of educational systems around the world, there is a rapidly developing need to educate teachers in effectively using assessments to promote, monitor, and report on student learning. However, assessment has historically been a neglected area in teacher education programmes, and empirical research has consistently shown assessment as an area of challenge for many teachers. While there is an increased focus across teacher education and professional literature on enhancing the assessment capacity of educators, there remains little empirical research on innovative and data-based strategies to effectively achieve this goal. The purpose of this text is to consolidate existing research on assessment education and to provoke innovative and effective approaches to educating teachers and teachers-in-training about assessment. Given the dearth of relevant research, this text also considers the matter of retention and extension of initial assessment learning into teaching careers. Combined, the articles in this text provide a foundation for novel thinking about developing teachers’ assessment capacity from pre-service to in-service contexts. This book was originally published as a special issue of Assessment in Education.
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Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education

Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education

Thus, their thinking and planning processes could be utilized at the schoolwide level in order to improve the professional practice of all teachers. Connecting Expertise and Knowledge Expertise and knowledge are intrinsically linked.

Author: Daniel M. Maggin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000082517

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Practical and forward-thinking, Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education is the administrator's essential guide to growing special educator leadership in any school, district, or program. Special educators need to be flexible, proactive, and collaborative – qualities that make them uniquely suited to roles in school leadership – but these skills are often overlooked when choosing effective teacher leaders. Featuring helpful tips and detailed examples to demonstrate the concepts in action, this book breaks down the qualities that special educators can bring to your school leadership team and explores how you can leverage those skills to create a more inclusive and successful community.
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Expertise in Second Language Learning and Teaching

Expertise in Second Language Learning and Teaching

Tsui's chapter has big sections on studies of expertise as both state and process. In the course of her discussion she describes her own work in the development of expertise, and emphasises the expert's interactive process of ...

Author: K. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230523470

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Understanding what constitutes expertise in language learning and teaching is important for theoretical reasons related to psycholinguistic, and applied linguistic, enquiry. It also has many significant applications in practice, particularly in relation to the training and practice of language teachers and improvements in students' strategies of learning. In this volume, methodologies for establishing what constitutes expert practice are discussed and the contributions address the fields of listening, reading, writing, speaking and communication strategies, looking at common characteristics of the 'expert teacher' and the 'expert learner'.
Categories: Education