Transforming Classroom Practice

Transforming Classroom Practice

This book provides an overview of professional development programs that have demonstrated long-term success through assessment of outcomes.

Author: Arlene Borthwick

Publisher: International Society for Technology in educ

ISBN: 1564842460

Category: Education

Page: 241

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Although there is no one right approach to working with teachers, professional developers will increase their chances for success when they base their work on a solid theoretical background of adult learning theory and organizational development, along with an understanding of lessons learned from the practice of others through the years, both nationally and internationally. This book provides an overview of professional development programs that have demonstrated longterm success through assessment of outcomes. The models described here explore approaches that expand teachers knowledge, skill, and confidence in using technology tools in teaching and learning environments, with the focus on improving teaching and learning rather than on the technology use. Thirteen chapters cover a wide range of topics, including a history of professional development in educational technology and a grounding in the relevant literature; successful and cutting-edge professional development models that discuss program planning, implementation, and assessment; and a discussion of lessons to be learned. The chapters are presented against a backdrop of selected relevant literature. Also available: Visual Arts Units for All Levels - ISBN 1564842428 IT's Elementary!: Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades - ISBN 1564842282 About the Author Arlene Borthwick is Department Chair and Associate Professor, Integrated Studies in Teaching, Technology, and Inquiry, at the National College of Education at National-Louis University (Chicago). She is the President of ISTE's Special Interest Group for Teacher Educators and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Computing in Teacher Education. Melissa Pierson is Director of Teacher Education and Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Houston. Her current research interests include the integration of technology, pedagogy, and content (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, or TPCK) in teacher education, and the use of inquiry and action research to inform novice teachers' technology integration practices.
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Transforming Classroom Culture

Transforming Classroom Culture

Transforming Classroom Culture is an anthology of original work authored by diverse faculty who work in a variety of New England college and university settings - private and public, racially homogeneous and diverse.

Author: A. Dallalfar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230370319

Category: Education

Page: 259

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Transforming Classroom Culture is an anthology of original work authored by diverse faculty who work in a variety of New England college and university settings - private and public, racially homogeneous and diverse. The authors focus on institutional contexts that promote innovation in teaching practice, faculty identity as a resource for effective pedagogy, and dilemmas and outcomes of student-faculty engagement in the classroom.
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Transforming Classroom Practice through Robotics Education

Transforming Classroom Practice through Robotics Education

By: Loh Sau Cheong, PhD Loo Chu Kiong, PhD PREFACE This book, Transforming Classroom Practice through Robotics Education was Transforming Classroom Practice ...

Author: Loh Sau Cheong

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527521278

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 817

This book offers a thorough and reader-friendly discussion of the relevance of incorporating robotics into the 21st century classroom. It explores essential topics including outcome-based education, robotics technology, the use robotics in education, and its theoretical underpinnings, among others. It also provides a wide range of examples and figures, making the book relevant across multiple disciplines in the social, educational and computer sciences. As such, it will appeal to students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners who intend to conduct robotics training in schools or institutions.
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Transforming Classroom Practice

Transforming Classroom Practice

In that spirit, this book presents a collection of short articles that address a wide sampling of ideas and trends in educational change.

Author: John O'Neil

Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum

ISBN: 0871203103

Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 297

A consistent lesson from the literature on school change is that no single method exists for improving schools. In that spirit, this book presents a collection of short articles that address a wide sampling of ideas and trends in educational change. All the articles were originally published in "Education Update," the official member newsletter of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and "Curriculum Update," a quarterly supplement focusing on trends and issues in curriculums. The volume is divided into 12 parts. It focuses on bilingual education and English as a Second Language programs, with discussions on keeping native languages alive; character and values education and the importance of morality and service; conflict resolution, constructivism, and the need for problem-based learning; early childhood education, which includes strategies for supporting families and teaching young children; inclusion; ways to integrate the curriculum; multicultural education and choosing multicultural literature; multiple intelligences; strategies for preparing students for the workplace, such as school-to-work programs and tech-prep programs; thinking skills; and tips on moving students out of tracking programs. Numerous examples of schools that are initiating changes are provided throughout the text. (RJM)
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An Unquiet Pedagogy

An Unquiet Pedagogy

Voices of beginning and experienced teachers are heard often in the book, exploring how such an unquiet pedagogy might come to be.

Author: Eleanor Kutz

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: UOM:39015019481343

Category: Education

Page: 357

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An Unquiet Pedagogy argues for a new approach to teaching English in the high school and college classroom, one that reconceives the relationship of literacy and the learner. The title is taken from an essay by Paulo Freire in his book with Donaldo Macedo entitled Literacy: Reading the Word and the World. Like Freire, the authors believe that pedagogy must be critical -- that it must examine the assumptions that teachers and students bring to any educational enterprise, that it must take into account the contexts of learners' lives, and that it must question, rather than quietly accept, existing practices. Voices of beginning and experienced teachers are heard often in the book, exploring how such an unquiet pedagogy might come to be. The authors examine the experiences of these teachers, as well as their own, showing how the classroom can become a place of inquiry for both teachers and students and how theory and research that provide an integrated perspective on language, literacy, and culture must inform teaching practice. Their aim is to transform the English classroom into a place where the imagination becomes central and where learners construct knowledge in the development of real literacy.
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Transforming Practices for the Middle School Classroom

Transforming Practices for the Middle School Classroom

Practice has long been informed by research, but what happens when practitioners and researchers actually work together in a middle school classroom setting?

Author: Holly Hansen-Thomas

Publisher: Tesol Press

ISBN: 1942799497

Category:

Page: 170

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Practice has long been informed by research, but what happens when practitioners and researchers actually work together in a middle school classroom setting? Discover ways in which teachers interpret and innovate research findings into actual classroom practice to create positive classroom transformations.
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Transforming Classroom Culture

Transforming Classroom Culture

Practice: An. Introduction. Tim Sieber, Esther KingstonMann,andArlene Dallalfar This book is the result of collaboration among the contributors over four ...

Author: A. Dallalfar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230370319

Category: Education

Page: 259

View: 154

Transforming Classroom Culture is an anthology of original work authored by diverse faculty who work in a variety of New England college and university settings - private and public, racially homogeneous and diverse. The authors focus on institutional contexts that promote innovation in teaching practice, faculty identity as a resource for effective pedagogy, and dilemmas and outcomes of student-faculty engagement in the classroom.
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Algebra and the Elementary Classroom

Algebra and the Elementary Classroom

Best of all, it gives you ideas for grade-specific instructional planning. Read Algebra and the Elementary Classroom and prepare your students for a lifetime of mathematical understanding.

Author: Maria L. Blanton

Publisher: Greenwood International

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131614260

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 937

Algebra in the Elementary Classroom provides the support we need as teachers to embed the development of students' algebraic thinking in the teaching of elementary school. - Megan Loef Franke Coauthor of Children's Mathematics and Thinking Mathematically How do you start students down the road to mathematical understanding? By laying the foundation for algebra in the elementary grades. Algebra and the Elementary Classroom shares ideas, tasks, and practices for integrating algebraic thinking into your teaching. Through research-based and classroom-tested strategies, it demonstrates how to use materials you have on hand to prepare students for formal algebra instruction - without adding to your overstuffed curriculum. You'll find ways to: introduce algebraic thinking through familiar arithmetical contexts nurture it by helping students think about, represent, and build arguments for their mathematical ideas develop it by exploring mathematical structures and functional relationships strengthen it by asking students to make algebraic connections across the curriculum reinforce it across the grades through a schoolwide initiative. No matter what your math background is, Algebra and the Elementary Classroom offers strong support for integrating algebraic thinking into your daily teaching. Its clear descriptions show you what algebraic thinking is and how to teach it. Its sample problems deepen your own algebraic thinking. Best of all, it gives you ideas for grade-specific instructional planning. Read Algebra and the Elementary Classroom and prepare your students for a lifetime of mathematical understanding.
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Transforming Professional Practice

Transforming Professional Practice

Field research has clearly documented that effective classroom practices in higher-performing schools result in higher-achieving learners.

Author: Kimberly T. Strike

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475853032

Category: Education

Page: 210

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In this updated 2nd edition, the authors created a blueprint for educational leaders to arrive at an understanding of the complexity of shared leadership for achieving reflective school improvement. The dispositions for leadership success are embedded in the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL, 2015) created by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) and the NELP standards (2018) created by a committee for National Educational Leadership Preparation approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The NELP and PSEL standards are aligned to provide specificity around performance expectations for beginning level and district leaders. To support these key standards Transforming Professional Practice: A Framework for Effective Leadership 2nd Edition advances the educational conversation by its keen focus on effective professional growth and development. This framework recognizes that the uniqueness of school leadership, whether at the central office level, school building level or department level, is dependent upon effective leaders who are self-reflective and developmentally attuned to professional growth opportunities.
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Transforming the Canadian History Classroom

Transforming the Canadian History Classroom

Things like learning styles, assessment techniques, and student success were all readily-used concepts that framed good teaching and classroom practices.

Author: Samantha Cutrara

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774862851

Category: Education

Page: 256

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We are all our history. Yet in Canadian classrooms, students are often left questioning how they can study a past that does not reflect their present. Discourses of nationhood often separate “us” from “them,” and despite curricular revisions, the mainstream narrative that shapes the way we teach students about the Canadian nation can be divisive. Responding to the evolving demographics of an ethnically and culturally diverse population, Transforming the Canadian History Classroom advocates for a radically innovative practice that places students – the stories they carry and the histories they want to be part of – at the centre of history education.
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Identifying Race and Transforming Whiteness in the Classroom

Identifying Race and Transforming Whiteness in the Classroom

As she spoke , I reflected on my own antiracism classroom practice , and became aware of how easy it is to forget that we have a rich history of resistance ...

Author: Virginia Lea

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820470686

Category: Education

Page: 290

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As educators, how do we challenge and interrupt the social construction of whiteness in ourselves, in the classroom, in schools, and in the wider society? Coming from diverse backgrounds, the contributors in this volume draw on their own well-examined experiences of race, racism, and whiteness in developing effective antiracist pedagogies and classroom activities that interrupt and contest whiteness. They have explored their own lives from the selective position of their own memories and have traced the ways in which their assumptions - which they use to mediate and interpret the world around them - have been constituted by public ideological forces. They have collaborated with others in building alternative pedagogies and support systems, enabling them to teach, and at the same time, reflect on the assumptions behind and the effects of their teaching. The result is the work collected here.
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Transformative Learning in Practice

Transformative Learning in Practice

This book breaks through silo thinking and is for educators across formal and informal settings who are concerned with individual or collective transformation, whether in the 'North' or 'South.'" —Shirley Walters, professor of adult and ...

Author: Jack Mezirow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470257906

Category: Education

Page: 303

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Introduction: Fostering transformative learning - Transformative learning theory; Transformative learning as higher education: Creating alternative realities, arts-based approaches - Constructive learning and teaching, collaboration in a sociology classroom - Facilitating transformative learning, engaging emotions in an online context - Fostering transformative learning in leadership development - Mentoring - Transformative approaches to culturally responsive teaching - Promoting dialogic teaching among higher education faculty in South Africa - Transformative palliative care education; Transforming learning as workplace education: Engaging critical reflection in corporate America - Charting the course, how storytelling can foster communicative learning in the workplace - Coaching to transform perspective - The transformative potential of action learning conversations - Transformative learning in adult basic education - From tradesperson to teacher; Transformative learning as community and social change: Fostering a learning sanctuary for transformation in sustainability education - Popular education, women's work and transforming lives in Bolivia - Promoting personal empowerment with women in East Harlem through journaling and coaching - Breaking out of the egg, methods of transformative education in rural West Africa - Farmer field schools - Collaborative enquiry in action, transformative learning through co-inquiry - Challenging racism in self and others; Reflections.
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Lost in Practice Transforming Nordic Educational Action Research

Lost in Practice  Transforming Nordic Educational Action Research

Initially, all teachers had a particular interest in developing the teaching practices in Finnish. The negotiations with regard to aims, ...

Author: Karin Rönnerman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462097223

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Lost in Practice offers a further development of the notion of Nordic educational action research (as described in a earlier volume Nurturing praxis 2008), aiming to deepen and enrich understandings of the Nordic educational tradition and its various practices. It explores Nordic traditions and theories, such as bildung, practical knowledge regime and translation theory, with the aim of furthering a seminal conversation between practice theory and action research. Furthermore it illuminates the use of these theories in the context of Nordic countries by presenting a number of case studies on professional development practices, in which specific forms and arenas for enhancing dialogue and meaning making are in focus. The practices of study and research circles, peer group mentoring and dialogue conferences, as developed in the Nordic countries throughout the 20th century, are presented and discussed, both in terms of established traditions and of practices of collaborative development. The book also reflect on the “regional” traditions and educational practices in the Nordic countries are reflected on in the third part of the book. The volume addresses teachers at all levels in the educational system, particularly those who are interested in understanding educational action research and furthering collaborative forms of professional development, based on insights from different traditions for understanding and furthering the development of educational practices without getting lost.
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Transforming Mathematics Instruction

Transforming Mathematics Instruction

Guided Reinvention The GR classroom practices are just as important as planning. Generally, our discussions with teachers begin with classroom practice 1 ...

Author: Yeping Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319049939

Category: Education

Page: 586

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This book surveys and examines different approaches and practices that contribute to the changes in mathematics instruction, including (1) innovative approaches that bring direct changes in classroom instructional practices, (2) curriculum reforms that introduce changes in content and requirements in classroom instruction, and (3) approaches in mathematics teacher education that aim to improve teachers’ expertise and practices. It also surveys relevant theory and methodology development in studying and assessing mathematics instruction. Classroom instruction is commonly seen as one of the key factors contributing to students’ learning of mathematics, but much remains to be understood about teachers’ instructional practices that lead to the development and enactment of effective classroom instruction, and approaches and practices developed and used to transform classroom instruction in different education systems. Transforming Mathematics Instruction is organized to help readers learn not only from reading individual chapters, but also from reading across chapters and sections to explore broader themes, including: - Identifying what is important in mathematics for teaching and learning emphasized in different approaches; - Exploring how students’ learning is considered and facilitated through different approaches and practices; - Understanding the nature of various approaches that are valued in different systems and cultural contexts; - Probing culturally valued approaches in identifying and evaluating effective instructional practices. The book brings new research and insights into multiple approaches and practices for transforming mathematics instruction to the international community of mathematics education, with 25 chapters and four section prefaces contributed by 56 scholars from 10 different education systems. This rich collection is indispensable reading for mathematics educators, researchers, teacher educators, curriculum developers, and graduate students interested in learning about different instructional practices, approaches for instructional transformation, and research in different education systems. It will help readers to reflect on approaches and practices that are useful for instructional changes in their own education systems, and also inspire them to identify and further explore new areas of research and program development in improving mathematics teaching and learning.
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The Flipped Classroom

The Flipped Classroom

This book contributes to the literature by developing a much deeper understanding of the complex phenomenon of flipped classroom approaches within higher education.

Author: Carl Reidsema

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811034138

Category: Education

Page: 307

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Teaching and learning within higher education continues to evolve with innovative and new practices such as flipped teaching. This book contributes to the literature by developing a much deeper understanding of the complex phenomenon of flipped classroom approaches within higher education. It also serves as a practical guide to implementing flipped classroom teaching in academic practice across different higher educational institutions and disciplines. Part 1 of this book (Practice) describes the considerations involved in flipped classroom teaching, including the challenges faced in transforming teaching and learning within higher education. Further, it reviews the educational concepts on which the flipped classroom is based, including a selected history of similar innovations in the past. The final sections of Part 1 explore the tools needed for flipping, the design steps, assessment methods and the role of reflective practice within flipped teaching environments. “p>Part 2 of the book (Practices) provides a range of case studies from higher educational institutions in different countries and disciplines to demonstrate the many shapes and sizes of flipped classrooms. Many of the challenges, such as engaging students in their own learning and shifting them from spectators in the learning process to active participants, prove to be universal.
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Sharing power and transforming educational practice

Sharing power and transforming educational practice

Sue Ledger speaks of the changes in practice that have already been brought about through use ... In what ways is this classroom practice 'transformative'?

Author: The Open University

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN:

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Thisÿ8-hourÿfree course explored the notion of lifelong learning, and considered how becoming a co-researcher can transform educational practice.
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Transforming Behaviour in the Classroom

Transforming Behaviour in the Classroom

As a school this has caused us to reflect on many areas of our practice. ... However, while our classroom practice was developing strongly, a wide gap was ...

Author: Geoffrey James

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473954984

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 571

Being able to effectively manage the behaviour in your classroom is one of the basic foundations of good teaching. However creating a positive productive learning environment is challenging as the causes of behavioural issues can be complex and difficult to identify. This book presents a solution-focused approach to behaviour management in primary and secondary schools, starting with the child and offering a flexible methodology and practical strategies for facilitating long-term positive behaviour. Key coverage includes: • An overview of main approaches to behaviour management drawing from educational theory and research • Case studies throughout the book exploring key strategies and issues • How to develop confidence in the classroom as a new teacher • Neuroscience and behaviour: what can we learn from recent scientific discoveries?
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