Transforming The Teacher: From Speaker To Digital Guide

Much has been said about transforming the teacher: From a conceptual point of view, teachers stop being the ones giving knowledge in a masterful lecture in the classroom, and they become the guides to their students in an active learning process. Transforming The Teacher In The Modern Classroom Environment  Transforming the teacher seems easy to…

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Preparing teachers in today’s challenging Context: Key Issues, Policy Directions and Implications for Leaders of AASCU Universities

http://www.aascu.org/AcademicAffairs/TeacherEdReport.pdf Teacher preparation is at the core of most public universities’ missions, providing a vital function in pursuit of states’ ambitions for an educated and engaged populace. The member institutions of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) strive to continuously improve the development of teachers who will prepare future generations in their…

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Design and evaluation of an action research toolkit for teacher professional development

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00003201.htm This paper explores the need for a more systematic and transparent experimental approach to support teachers’ carrying out classroom-based enquiries and proposes the rationale of a professional development toolkit to help scaffold and enrich systematic enquiry. The systems thinking conversational science paradigm of Self-organised-Learning (S-o-L) has been applied to an action research paradigm from…

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