sense of efficacy and learning beliefs of pre service efl teachers



Preparing Teachers to Work with English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms Preparing Teachers to Work with English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms Новинка

Preparing Teachers to Work with English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms

6377 руб.
There is a growing need for knowledge and practical ideas about the preparation of teachers forEnglish language learners (ELLs), a growing segment of the K-12 population in the UnitedStates. This book is for teachers, administrators, and teacher educators looking for innovativeways to prepare teachers for ELLs and will position teachers to empower these students. Thisvolume will appeal mostly to those preparing teachers in contexts that have not have historicallyhad large numbers of ELLs, but have had a high rate of recent growth (e.g., Midwestern U.S.).This work is the combination of teacher preparation and ELL issues. This volume is unique intackling pre-service and inservice teacher preparation. Additionally, the chapters collectively aim to go beyond merely equippingteachers to meet the needs of ELLs, but to reach a level of effectiveness with the outcome of equity.The book highlights the knowledge, skills, and beliefs of teachers about ELLs. Part I addresses teacher perceptions of, and beliefsabout, ELLs and teacher preparation specifically addressing what they should know in terms of students' perspectives. Chapters attendto the experiences and beliefs of immigrant teachers about their roles, the role of service learning in teacher preparation, and thepotential of understanding home literacy practices to change teacher beliefs about ELLs. Part II focuses on skills necessary to teachELLs-writing skills teachers can draw on to inform their teaching practices, technolo...
Chia-Lin Chang, Yelin Su Junior High School English Learning in Taiwan - Examining Traditional and Reform Based Beliefs about Teaching and Assessment Chia-Lin Chang, Yelin Su Junior High School English Learning in Taiwan - Examining Traditional and Reform Based Beliefs about Teaching and Assessment Новинка

Chia-Lin Chang, Yelin Su Junior High School English Learning in Taiwan - Examining Traditional and Reform Based Beliefs about Teaching and Assessment

8139 руб.
Studies of teacher beliefs about language learning, as compared to student beliefs, are relatively less common, especially concerning English language learning in Asian countries. The educational reform movement in Taiwan encourages learning English for communicative purposes and values individual interests. However, many current in-service English teachers and parents learned English via grammar translation method and testing, which focuses on the correction of language forms. As a result, these English teachers and parents may or may not share similar views about the changing trends in English learning. A survey and an interview protocol were served as data collection instruments. Teacher beliefs toward English learning in Taiwan were fully revealed in this book. The book provides the mutual understandings between eastern and western perspectives in terms of language education.
Ling Wang Preservice Teachers. Self-Efficacy for Technology Integration Ling Wang Preservice Teachers. Self-Efficacy for Technology Integration Новинка

Ling Wang Preservice Teachers. Self-Efficacy for Technology Integration

8652 руб.
This study was designed to explore how vicarious learning experiences and goal setting influence preservice teachers' self-efficacy for technology integration. Two hundred and eighty participants were divided into eighteen lab sections, which were assigned into four conditions (3 experimental and 1 control). An instrument measuring self-efficacy for computer technology integration was developed and validated. The instrument was administered as pre- and post-surveys to examine participants' self-efficacy beliefs for technology integration. Results showed significant treatment effects for vicarious experiences and goal setting. A significantly more powerful effect was found when vicarious learning experiences and goal setting were both present compared to when only one of the two factors was present. From the perspective of teacher educators, the use of vicarious learning experiences and the incorporation of learning goals may help preservice teachers develop the confidence they need to become effective technology users, which in turn can help meaningful technology use be the norm, rather than the exception, in our K-12 classrooms.
Özkan Özgün New to the Field of Education. What Now. Özkan Özgün New to the Field of Education. What Now. Новинка

Özkan Özgün New to the Field of Education. What Now.

8139 руб.
Early years of teaching can be very challenging. Since first years are different from what has gone before and what comes after, these years represent a special time in a teacher's career. The story of novice teaching usually revolves around several themes: reality shock, the lonely struggle to survive, and a loss of idealism. Helping teachers develop strong efficacy beliefs and experience high job satisfaction early in their career will pay lasting dividends. However, teacher educators need to know which factors influence job satisfaction and teacher efficacy, especially during the early years of teachers' development. To gain a more in depth understanding of novice teachers’ job satisfaction, this study focused on novice teachers’ needs, experiences, support mechanisms, efficacy and work related factors such as collegial relationships, student behaviors and administrative support. Information presented in this book can be useful to pre- and in-service teachers, university trainers, administrators, other educators, and policy makers.
Gregory Lynn Thompson Intersection of Service and Learning. Research and Practice in the Second Language Classroom Gregory Lynn Thompson Intersection of Service and Learning. Research and Practice in the Second Language Classroom Новинка

Gregory Lynn Thompson Intersection of Service and Learning. Research and Practice in the Second Language Classroom

6427 руб.
This book on service-learning provides a current view of service-learning research in thesecond language classroom and practical applications for the acquisition of both culturalknowledge as well as the different language modalities. This book helps inunderstanding how using service-learning in the language classroom can facilitatelanguage acquisition. The author addresses many of the challenges faced by teachers inthe second language classroom as they try to implement service-learning programs intheir curriculum. Based on the research as well as the experience of the author and otherpractitioners in the field, suggestions are given in each chapter as to how to maximizestudent learning and acquisition of specific aspects of a language as well as on theformation of successful programs and service-learning experiences. These suggestionsare integrated into the individual chapters based on the focus of the unit.This text shows how service-learning allows students real world application of the language they are learning in theclassroom. This text discusses how service-learning assists students in contextualizing their learning and seeing the realityof their field of study and the applicability of their language classes to settings that they encounter in their owncommunities. Finally, at all levels teachers, professors, and administrators are being asked to provide standards andassessments to demonstrate achievement and excellence in their different fields. This text addresses how ...
Michael Kern Teacher Concerns about Service-Learning Michael Kern Teacher Concerns about Service-Learning Новинка

Michael Kern Teacher Concerns about Service-Learning

9052 руб.
Service-Learning is a rapidly growing teachinginnovation. Despite the proliferation ofservice-learning research, little has focused on theteacher, particularly the personal dimension involvedin implementing such an innovation. The purpose ofthis study was to explore teachers' concernsregarding service-learning using the sevendevelopmental Stages of Concern from the ConcernsBased Adoption Model as a framework. Eleven teachersare profiled using the Stages of ConcernQuestionnaire (SoCQ) and interview analysis. Service-learning advocates, K-12 educators, and school administrators should find theStages of Concern a useful model for examining,predicting, and addressing the concerns of teachersengaged in service-learning.
In the Service of Learning and Empowerment. Service-Learning, Critical Pedagogy, and the Problem-Solution Project In the Service of Learning and Empowerment. Service-Learning, Critical Pedagogy, and the Problem-Solution Project Новинка

In the Service of Learning and Empowerment. Service-Learning, Critical Pedagogy, and the Problem-Solution Project

6202 руб.
Too often teachers and students doubt their own abilities to forge collective work and dynamic critical learningin the midst of education reform practices that limit their opportunities to do so. This doubt can be heightenedfor elementary school teachers or even their students who are led to believe that they are not capable ofengaging critically with their education and their world. The Problem-Solution Project erases this doubtthrough merging service-learning, critical pedagogy, and constructivism. This approach to teaching and learningis designed to empower teachers and students while they meet curriculum standards and actively contributeto the transformation of their world.Unique to this collection are the reported experiences of teacher educators who implement Problem-SolutionProjects in their courses; preservice teachers' reflections on cohort-driven Problem-Solution Projects; and first-year and veteran teachers stories featuringProblem-Solution Projects initiated by their PK-5 students.Features include:• Describes how Problem-Solution Projects advance service-learning and critical pedagogy.• Discussion of how Problem-Solution Projects build on curriculum standards but resists standardizationof implementation and repressive education reforms.• First-hand accounts of teachers implementing Problem-Solution Projects.• Detailed description of the steps and outcomes of doing Problem-Solution Projects with preservice teachers, inservice teachers,and elementary students.• ...
The Course Reflection Project. Faculty Reflections on Teaching Service-Learning The Course Reflection Project. Faculty Reflections on Teaching Service-Learning Новинка

The Course Reflection Project. Faculty Reflections on Teaching Service-Learning

6227 руб.
Service-learning is entering a post-initiatory phase. At tertiary institutions of all types and sizes,service-learning programs are common and service-learning requirements for graduation aregrowing in popularity. Taken together -- alongside continued faculty interest in effective teaching-- these factors have raised the visibility and popularity of service-learning. Now the greater needin service-learning is not to prove the need for, or efficacy of, service-learning, but to turn thefocus squarely back on practice. Following established best practice is not enough; instructorsalso need to reflect on how this fits within the specific context and application of each uniquecourse and service-learning partnership. While there are many excellent resources that detail bestpractice and showcase exemplary service-learning courses, faculty reflection and course revisionoften goes unmentioned. In response to the lack of attention on the role of reflection and courserevision, we convened groups of faculty from a variety of disciplines to reflect deeply on their courses, paying specific attention toobstacles and challenges. These conversations were converted to articles for this edited collection, each chapter representing theprocess of reflection and revision and serving as a guide to develop effective practice in varied curricular contexts.This text contributes to the body of literature on service-learning in a unique and practical manner. Faculty teaching or interested inteaching ser...
Kerry L Purmensky Service-Learning for Diverse Communities. Critical Pedagogy and Mentoring English Language Learners (PB) Kerry L Purmensky Service-Learning for Diverse Communities. Critical Pedagogy and Mentoring English Language Learners (PB) Новинка

Kerry L Purmensky Service-Learning for Diverse Communities. Critical Pedagogy and Mentoring English Language Learners (PB)

6402 руб.
This book on service-learning for pre-service teachers learning (TESOL) techniques addresses theneeds of the ELLs in the United States - the fastest growing segment of the United Statespopulation. Our schools and communities are greatly impacted by this changing population. Thisbook details a highly effective service-learning project which assists preservice teachers inlearning the value of critical pedagogy, and how mentoring ELLs can improve TESOLtechniques, impact schools, and empower ELLs, using the National ESOL Standards. It does it insuch a way that it could be replicated and implemented effortlessly in any educational facility thatis training teachers in TESOL or has ELLs, and wants to create partnerships in the community.The focus of this work, though, is not just to detail a project that addresses Federal and State Standards. Critical pedagogy is anapproach to the classroom which encourages students to question current practices and thinking in their world. This book is designed tohelp readers understand how students in Service-Learning projects can learn to think critically about issues related to our growingdiverse communities, to become strong advocates in empowering their ELLs to become contributing members of the community, andto alter their thinking about their role as a teacher in our society. It is essential that our higher education programs develop teachers whocan work successfully in these communities, think critically about how our culture responds to cu...
Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Adolescents (PB) Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Adolescents (PB) Новинка

Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Adolescents (PB)

6064 руб.
The introduction of the psychological construct of self-efficacy is widely acknowledged as one of the most important developments in the history of psychology.Today, it is simply not possible to explain phenomena such as human motivation, learning, self-regulation, and accomplishment without discussing therole played by self-efficacy beliefs. In this, the fifth volume of our series on adolescence and education, we focus on the self-efficacy beliefs of adolescents.We are proud and fortunate to be able to bring together the most prominent voices in the study of self-efficacy, including that of the Father of Social CognitiveTheory and of self-efficacy, Professor Albert Bandura. It is our hope, and our expectation, that this volume will become required reading for all students andscholars in the areas of adolescence and of motivation and, of course, for all who play a pivotal role in the education and care of youth.
Learning Efficacy. Celebrations and Persuasions (PB) Learning Efficacy. Celebrations and Persuasions (PB) Новинка

Learning Efficacy. Celebrations and Persuasions (PB)

6477 руб.
Learning Efficacy: Celebrations and Persuasions is a process of learning and instructing withtwo rather interrelated, if not interwoven, perspectives. The part of this book's title, namelylearning efficacy , speaks to possible indicators or elements involving effective learning. Tosome learners, for example, the idea of learning efficacy has much to do with the direct applicationof materials learned. To a few others, however, learning efficacy is about developingthe ability to perspective-share, and to move beyond conversations limited to the here-andnowabout human interactions and problem-solving ambiences. Still to many others, nonetheless,learning efficacy translates into receiving letter grades conceived of as sources of personalmotivation and with direct correspondence to fledgling self-esteem
Ebrahimi Somayye Teachers. Accountability, Belief . Language Proficiency Ebrahimi Somayye Teachers. Accountability, Belief . Language Proficiency Новинка

Ebrahimi Somayye Teachers. Accountability, Belief . Language Proficiency

7914 руб.
Accountability is the assignment of responsibility for conducting activities in a certain way or producing specific results. Students' performance depends on how effective their teachers are. When teachers are held accountable, students receive better instruction. Teachers are really affected by their beliefs due to the fact that teachers with positive beliefs about language learning and teaching exposed more accountability and were considerably proficient.
Sultan Albareghi Using a bilingual electronic dictionary to improve vocabulary learning for secondary school students of English as a foreign language (EFL) Sultan Albareghi Using a bilingual electronic dictionary to improve vocabulary learning for secondary school students of English as a foreign language (EFL) Новинка

Sultan Albareghi Using a bilingual electronic dictionary to improve vocabulary learning for secondary school students of English as a foreign language (EFL)

3414 руб.
Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2015 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this evidence-based study is to investigate the use of the bilingual electronic dictionary strategy to improve EFL/ESL secondary school students` vocabulary learning. Three aspects have been studied in depth: the effect of using the electronic bilingual dictionary strategy on improving EFL students' vocabulary learning, the attitudes of the students and the teachers towards the target strategy, and the students` ability to use the bilingual electronic dictionary. The findings of this study indicate that the bilingual electronic dictionary has a positive and an effective role in the process of vocabulary learning. Moreover, the students show positive attitudes towards using the bilingual electronic dictionary. Nevertheless, instructors may show negative attitudes towards the target strategy for certain reasons . The analysis of data further revealed that the critical point that affects the evaluation of the target strategy is the ability to use the electronic dictionary. If the students and teachers are not able to use the bilingual electronic dictionary, they may show negative attitudes towards it and the strategy will then be useless. Thus, the study suggests some recommendations for using the target strategy effectively for EFL/ESL secondary students vocabulary learning and overall lexical acquisition.
Service-Learning Pedagogy. How Does It Measure Up. Service-Learning Pedagogy. How Does It Measure Up. Новинка

Service-Learning Pedagogy. How Does It Measure Up.

6277 руб.
A volume in Advances in Service-Learning ResearchSeries Editor Virginia M. Jagla, National Louis University;Service-learning is a powerful method of teaching and learning that has been used effectively formore than two decades. Its efficacy has been researched in a variety of ways and this volume continuesto expand that research base. In particular, in this volume, Service-Learning Pedagogy: HowDoes It Measure Up?, we explore three broad areas of service-learning research and practice thatreflect broader discussions of the role of pedagogy in today's educational reform efforts: TeacherEducation, Crossing Boundaries: Deepening Relationships in Service-Learning and New Paradigms/Conceptual Frameworks.Many have called for more rigorous methods when researching service-learning pedagogy. That has been the major impetus for thisvolume. We seek to generate knowledge regarding service-learning pedagogy, while developing theories about it. We surface someelusive affective characteristics of the pedagogy, which we know has the power to produce transformational learning. To this end, theauthors who have contributed to this volume effectively add to the growing body of knowledge in the field and help us get closer tounderstanding the extent to which service-learning does and does not measure up.
Andrea Andrea Izzo, Andrea Izzo Research and Reflection. Teachers Take Action for Literacy Development (PB) Andrea Andrea Izzo, Andrea Izzo Research and Reflection. Teachers Take Action for Literacy Development (PB) Новинка

Andrea Andrea Izzo, Andrea Izzo Research and Reflection. Teachers Take Action for Literacy Development (PB)

6514 руб.
This book is designed to encourage and support in-service and pre-service teachers who want to conduct classroom-basedaction research about literacy teaching and learning. It can be used by individuals, small groups, or in education courses thatinclude action research projects. The aim of the text is to facilitate active engagement in the process of action research. Comprehensiveexplanations of various research methods and approaches are not included; the content is pragmatic and providesthe novice researcher with a solid, experience-based foundation for developing research knowledge and skills. It is hoped thatreaders, upon completing this text, will continue learning about and conducting action research, honing their skills and increasingtheir knowledge. Additional resources for further development are included in the final chapter of the book.
Xie Jiajia University EFL Teacher Professional Development In Online Environment Xie Jiajia University EFL Teacher Professional Development In Online Environment Новинка

Xie Jiajia University EFL Teacher Professional Development In Online Environment

8639 руб.
In the developmental process of foreign language teaching and learning, the teacher is always the significant figure. In recent years, many Chinese experts and educators are placing increasingly more emphasis on EFL teacher professional development, and making fruitful academic achievements. In the meantime, recent years also witness the rapid advancement of network technology which is represented by the development of Web 2.0 framework.As applied in higher education, Web 2.0 framework creates a favorable platform for university EFL teacher professional development in the sense of knowledge acquisition, communication and innovation. Therefore, as the overlapping area of teacher professional development and network technology, university EFL teacher professional development in an online environment is definitely worthy of further academic exploration.
Teacher.s Roles in Second Language Learning. Classroom Applications of Sociocultural Theory Teacher.s Roles in Second Language Learning. Classroom Applications of Sociocultural Theory Новинка

Teacher.s Roles in Second Language Learning. Classroom Applications of Sociocultural Theory

6402 руб.
This book is designed to provide practical applications of sociocultural theory with regard to teachers'roles in second language education. By providing specific examples of teachers' roles in the classroom,the book aims to help researchers, teacher educators, and classroom teachers make clear connectionsbetween practice and theory in second language learning. All the studies in this edited book are conductedin the PreK-16 classroom setting. Each chapter presents rigorous research analysis within the frameworkof sociocultural theory and provides rich descriptions of teachers' roles.The book is intended to be used in teacher education courses. The primary audience of the book is in-serviceteachers who work with second language learners (SLLs) in their classrooms including ESL/Bilingualclassrooms or regular classrooms. Since many SLLs receive instructions both in the ESL/Bilingual classroomsand in the regular classrooms, it is important to discuss teachers' roles in both settings. The secondaryaudience of the book is teacher educators and researchers who work with pre-service and in-service teachers in teacher education. This book willbe an excellent resource for book study groups and practitioners working with professional learning communities.
Marmen Daniel Teacher Beliefs about Science Education Marmen Daniel Teacher Beliefs about Science Education Новинка

Marmen Daniel Teacher Beliefs about Science Education

8639 руб.
Science teaching practice is influenced by a teacher's beliefs about what students should learn and by other implicit beliefs related to teaching and learning science. Through this two-phased qualitative study, an understanding was sought about what middle school science teachers believe the purpose of science education and students' understanding of science should be. The goal was to gain an understanding of these beliefs and see how that could help design more effective professional development initiatives.
Karanja David, Gakunga Daniel Komo Teachers. Efficacy in the Implementation of Inclusive Education Karanja David, Gakunga Daniel Komo Teachers. Efficacy in the Implementation of Inclusive Education Новинка

Karanja David, Gakunga Daniel Komo Teachers. Efficacy in the Implementation of Inclusive Education

8927 руб.
It is imperative to note and appreciate the role of teacher's in changing the lives of learners in education set ups. As the world shuns segregation in all aspects of life education included,the concept of inclusive education is a sure way of ameliorating the current scenario within the four walls of our classrooms. This book goes to the length of exposing teachers' efficacy as an integral component in actualizing the implementation of inclusive learning. The book will be of great assistance to those teachers at all cycles of education who are horning their pedagogical skills in the contemporary society. The policy makers and financiers in education will find the book informative as they make policies that are in tandem with the ideal inclusive society.
Ayoub Kafyulilo Practical Use of ICT in Science and Mathematics Teachers. Training at DUCE Ayoub Kafyulilo Practical Use of ICT in Science and Mathematics Teachers. Training at DUCE Новинка

Ayoub Kafyulilo Practical Use of ICT in Science and Mathematics Teachers. Training at DUCE

3039 руб.
Master's Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Computer Science - Didactics, University of Twente (Behavioural Science), course: ICT in science and mathematics - Educational Science and Technology, language: English, abstract: This study investigated the ways through which pre-service science and mathematics teachers at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) can acquire competencies for integrating technology pedagogy and content in teaching. Specifically the study investigated the preservice teachers' ICT integration competencies; practices that can be effective in enhancing pre-service science and mathematics teachers' competency in integrating technology, pedagogy and content; as well as the impact of those practices in the development of preservice teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge.An action research approach was employed in the study, employing the pre and post-intervention assessment of preservice teachers' knowledge on technology, pedagogy and content. Planed interventions were carried out during the study, to enable preservice teachers to identify areas of weaknesses in their technology integration competencies, and propose alternative approaches for addressing the identified weaknesses. Student questionnaire, instructor interview and observation checklist were used to collect date before, during and after intervention. Researcher's log book, digital camera and audio recorder were used in recording events an...
Effective Educational Programs, Practices, and Policies for English Learners Effective Educational Programs, Practices, and Policies for English Learners Новинка

Effective Educational Programs, Practices, and Policies for English Learners

6289 руб.
A volume in Research in Bilingual EducationSeries Editor: Liliana Minaya-Rowe, University of ConnecticutThe central issue of this volume is how to meet the linguistic and academic needs of theincreasing numbers of English learners (ELs). At the center of educational turns is the role ofschool professionals in this Common Core Standards era. Teacher education programs andprofessional development, or pre-service and in-service programs for teachers of ELs, are currentlybeing reframed to reflect the new demands placed on all teachers in light of the new standards. Theexpectation is that ELs can learn, and their teachers possess the expertise to teach, both disciplinecontent and academic English at the same time.The large numbers of ELs across the country have created a wide gap between what teachers have been trained to do and theskills they need to teach and reach them effectively. This practical handbook brings together research, policy and practice on teachereffectiveness, pre-service and in-service programs in the context of student linguistic and cultural diversity. Key features include:• Clearly articulated teacher training and professional development programs;• Coverage of Common Core curriculum and a variety of instructional programsand practices with research-based tools to implement them; and,• Policies to equitably and effectively prepare ELs academically and linguistically.
Darren Lund E. The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice Darren Lund E. The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice Новинка

Darren Lund E. The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice

16631.02 руб.
A comprehensive guide to service-learning for social justice written by an international panel of experts The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice offers a review of recent trends in social justice that have been, until recently, marginalized in the field of service-learning. The authors offer a guide for establishing and nurturing social justice in a variety of service-learning programs, and show that incorporating the principles of social justice in service-learning can empower communities to resist and disrupt oppressive power structures, and work for solidarity with host and partner communities. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the Handbook contains a critique of the field’s roots in charity; a review of the problematization of Whitenormativity, paired with the bolstering of diverse voices and perspectives; and information on the embrace of emotional elements including tension, ambiguity, and discomfort. This important resource: Considers the role of the community in service-learning and other community‑engaged models of education and practice Explores the necessity of disruption and dissonance in service-learning Discusses a number of targeted issues that often arise in service-learning contexts Offers a practical guide to establishing and nurturing social justice at the heart of an international service-learning program Written for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, scholars, and educators, The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice highlights social justice as a conflict‑ridden struggle against inequality, xenophobia, and oppression, and offers practical suggestions for incorporating service-learning programs in various arenas.
Xiao Shanxiang Teachers. Changed Efficacy Belief in China.s New Education Experiment Xiao Shanxiang Teachers. Changed Efficacy Belief in China.s New Education Experiment Новинка

Xiao Shanxiang Teachers. Changed Efficacy Belief in China.s New Education Experiment

6877 руб.
How do teachers view the New Education Experiment in China? How do their views impact their efficacy belief? What makes the change of their comprehensive efficacy belief? what are the possible factors that may influence education reform effects? This book tries to answer the questions by investigating over 2000 participating teachers across China and studying one experimental school in particular from the ethnographic perspective.The study concluded that successful implementation of the New Education reform depends on 1) a willing heart, positive attitude, and high comprehensive efficacy belief; 2) a more decentralized policy making mechanism, and more equitable school environment; 3) a balanced consideration of reform model specificity and teacher autonomy, and 4) an emphasis of both belief change and behavior change.
Zhang Youwen Teachers. Decision Making in EFL Classroom Zhang Youwen Teachers. Decision Making in EFL Classroom Новинка

Zhang Youwen Teachers. Decision Making in EFL Classroom

4889 руб.
Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, , language: English, abstract: This research attempts to make its contribution to the growing sociolinguistic literature on classroom foreign/second language learning and teaching. It reports a comparative ethnographic inquiry into the similarities and differences of decision making and decision-making process employed by two categories of teachers when approaching planning and instruction in the language classrooms in Chinese EFL teaching context. And the thought-provoking reasons for these similarities and differences have also been explored through the analysis of a range of broad research questions, i.e. first, how do two sets of teachers approach instructional decisions in the similar settings; second, can we have access to the similarities and differences between their instructional decisions; third, what factors might affect their pedagogical decisions; and fourth, are their instructional decisions consistent with their theoretical ideas. Two categories of teachers consist of five Chinese TEL and five western teachers respectively, who work in two similar teaching institutions in China.The selected basic data gathered through a sequence of survey, observations, and particular information elicitation techniques consist of the running accounts of observation, lesson plans, and over fifty hours of audio-recording of class sessions and interviews. Through analysis of se...
Su Liang The Development of Teaching Expertise from an International Perspective Su Liang The Development of Teaching Expertise from an International Perspective Новинка

Su Liang The Development of Teaching Expertise from an International Perspective

6452 руб.
This book provides an insightful view of effective teaching practices in China from an internationalperspective by examining the grades 7-12 mathematics teacher preparation in the Shandong province ofChina. It is an excellent reference book for teacher educators, researchers, reformers, and teachingpractitioners. A qualitative research approach, involving in-depth interviews with purposive sampling often grades 7-12 award-winning mathematics teachers, was chosen to conduct the study. The participantsare from the Shandong province and have been awarded recognition for his/her achievements in teachinggrades 7-12 mathematics by the different levels: school, district, city, province, or nation; and his/herstudents have achieved high average scores in college entrance exams or in high school entrance examsamong 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 teachthrough pre-service training, in-service training, and informal learning. The pre-service training can be characterized as emphasizing formalmathematics training at advanced level. The in-service training is integrated with teacher collaboration and teaching research, and has thecharacteristics of diversity, continuity, and orientation toward teaching practice. The in-service training also stimulates teachers to conduct selfdirectedlearning. Second, the award-winning grades 7-12 mathematics teach...
Kelala Meriem The Effect of the Teachers. Body Language in the Classroom. The Case of Second Year EFL Learners Kelala Meriem The Effect of the Teachers. Body Language in the Classroom. The Case of Second Year EFL Learners Новинка

Kelala Meriem The Effect of the Teachers. Body Language in the Classroom. The Case of Second Year EFL Learners

6264 руб.
Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject English - Miscellaneous, , course: Applied Linguistic, language: English, abstract: The present study is an attempt to shed the light on the effect of teachers' positive body language on EFL learners' motivation. The study examines to what extent teachers' positive body language can (1) reduce learners' boredom and create positive and active energy in the classroom (2) increase learners' motivation (3) it is a further attempt to determine the major traits of the effective teaching based on the use of positive body language. It takes the form of correlation research since it deals with the effect of teachers' positive body language on EFL learners' motivation. Teachers need to know that the way the teacher presents the lesson with different positive body language messages is definitely affected learners' motivation. So, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the effect of teachers' positive body language on EFL teaching and learning, the data is collected by using observation, and questionnaire. The chosen population for this study has been selected from the second year learners of Ahmed Zaid Middle School of Biskra. Therefore, the two available classes have been selected as representative sample for this research, where the teachers' body language observed differently. Thus, the researcher has observed learners' attitudes during six weeks to examine their affection to the pos...
Azadsarv Mehdi, Tahriri Abdorreza Textbook Evaluation Azadsarv Mehdi, Tahriri Abdorreza Textbook Evaluation Новинка

Azadsarv Mehdi, Tahriri Abdorreza Textbook Evaluation

7552 руб.
As the means of transferring knowledge between teachers and students, coursebooks play a significant role in educational practices all over the world. Evaluation of coursebooks is also of great significance as it manages to a better understanding of the nature of a specific teaching/learning situation. The present book is an attempt to evaluate Interchange coursebook from both Iranian EFL learners' and teachers' perspectives.
ADRIAN BOZON 100 Great EFL Games. Exciting Language Games for Young Learners. ADRIAN BOZON 100 Great EFL Games. Exciting Language Games for Young Learners. Новинка

ADRIAN BOZON 100 Great EFL Games. Exciting Language Games for Young Learners.

1064 руб.
Students learn best when they are having fun and they rarely have more fun than when they are playing games. This collection of English language games will aid teachers in motivating young students of all ability levels in classes large and small, and provides invaluable chances to practise and consolidate learning in an enjoyable setting. Variations are added for every game, giving a wealth of options for teachers old and new.
Jake Madden Teachers Teaching Teachers How teacher learning improves student learning Jake Madden Teachers Teaching Teachers How teacher learning improves student learning Новинка

Jake Madden Teachers Teaching Teachers How teacher learning improves student learning

3764 руб.
From Jake Madden, education's doyen in whole of school improvement, comes a book that showcases the power of teachers engaging in research to improve teaching practice.Teachers Teaching Teachers showcases an evidence based approach to improving the teaching performance of teachers through the Teacher as Researcher premise. This teacher professional learning premise involves every teacher in a school undertaking a personal inquiry project within their classroom. The central message is that when learning opportunities for the teacher are made meaningful and relevant, teaching improvement occurs.Madden and his fellow chapter authors provide an account of how embedded personalized professional learning opportunities, the engagement of school based action research and the ongoing collaboration of expert teachers, is offering schools a new path for supporting and enabling school reform. This book is a must read for those interested in improving education.
Bhatia Punum Mind Over Matter Bhatia Punum Mind Over Matter Новинка

Bhatia Punum Mind Over Matter

8489 руб.
Interpreting Albert Bandura's term "self-efficacy" as the individual's belief in his own abilities to succeed in spite of the given circumstances, this study seeks to identify the influences which lead to self-efficacy in Montessori teachers.The research indicates that Montessori teachers with high levels of self-efficacy have strong mastery experiences that support their attitudes and desired professional goals. The quantitative results also show that an emotional state associated with past experiences is the second best contributor to self-efficacy. Considering that self-efficacy may be most malleable during the early stages of learning, the results of this study serve to enhance the teacher-training experience though the analysis of early obstacles.
Ketema Alene Literary Texts in Efl Classrooms Ketema Alene Literary Texts in Efl Classrooms Новинка

Ketema Alene Literary Texts in Efl Classrooms

8789 руб.
This book is attempted to investigate teachers' and students' views towards literary texts and its uses in English language contexts. Literary texts offer potential benefits in EFL instruction in many ways. Linguistically, it has the potential of serving as the central focus of a unit of study in the classroom where ample activities involving the application of the basic language skills and language areas are very popular within the field of foreign language learning and teaching practices. It also explains different approaches used by teachers to teach literary texts in English language classrooms.
Almarwaey Alyaa, Sung-Taek Lim Learning English Language via SNSs and Students Academic Self-Efficacy Almarwaey Alyaa, Sung-Taek Lim Learning English Language via SNSs and Students Academic Self-Efficacy Новинка

Almarwaey Alyaa, Sung-Taek Lim Learning English Language via SNSs and Students Academic Self-Efficacy

5214 руб.
This book aim to explore what are the reasons for college students to prefer in using SNSs in learning English language. This investigation applies self-efficacy theory to explain how using SNSs will affect students' beliefs. The study used questionnaire to conduct empirical research,collect, and analyze data of 286 participants from Umm AL-Qura University in Makkah in KSA. The findings clearly reflect that there is no significant difference between female and male groups in familiarity with SNSs. There is a significant positive correlation between reasons for using SNSs and students' academic self-efficacy. Multiple regression analysis showed only non-academic reasons for using social networking sites technology and it has a positive effect on the students' academic self-efficacy. The results suggest that using SNSs in daily life for non-academic reasons will promote students' academic self-efficacy for informal learning purposes. As well as using SNSs in academic field with regulated learning environment may promote both effective methods of teaching and learning English language.
Efiritha Chauraya Utility of the Tripartite Student Teacher Mentoring Scheme in Zimbabwe Efiritha Chauraya Utility of the Tripartite Student Teacher Mentoring Scheme in Zimbabwe Новинка

Efiritha Chauraya Utility of the Tripartite Student Teacher Mentoring Scheme in Zimbabwe

9852 руб.
The study assessed the utility of the professional relationships of the mentor, student teacher and lecturer in pre-service teacher preparation in Zimbabwe. Using a descriptive survey design within a case study, through questionnaires and interviews on a sample of 80 host teachers, 32 lecturers and 75 student teachers, data was collected from the three principal parties in the mentoring scheme in three teachers colleges in the Masvingo province of Zimbabwe. The empirical investigation revealed that the tripartite student teacher mentoring scheme, though with high hopes of yielding fruitful results, was flawed with gaps and challenges, rendering the quality of the student teachers' school based professional training some-what wanting. Promising initiatives, especially to do with more dialogue between lecturers and host teachers on aspects of host teaching,as measures to mitigate the challenges were suggested.
Yadav Badri, Mishra Shrikrishna My Own Idea and Curiosity in Teaching of Pre Service Teachers Yadav Badri, Mishra Shrikrishna My Own Idea and Curiosity in Teaching of Pre Service Teachers Новинка

Yadav Badri, Mishra Shrikrishna My Own Idea and Curiosity in Teaching of Pre Service Teachers

8777 руб.
The present research work is devoted to provide a summary of the entire study, which includes a SKITT out line of the major objective. Methodology and procedure followed in different phase of study. This study was undertaken to know the own-idea and Curiosity in teaching of pre-service teachers of middle level Shri Kanwartara institute for treacher's training Mandleshwar Dist-Khargone (M.P.) efforts was made to find out the difference and relationship between the above two variables. The physical own-image is usually formed first and is related to the student physical appearance, psychological own-image is based on thoughts-feelings and emotions. They consist of the qualities such as courage, honesty, independence, own-confidence, aspiration and abilities of various kinds. A man's day-to-day life is shaped by his Curiosity and attitudes. His day-to-day relations with other member of the society, his educational and vocational adjustment, his attitudes and values depend upon his Curiosity. There are various objects in this universe. Those which are pleasant and appealing to our instincts and sense become the centre of our Curiosity. Curiosity differs from individual to individual
Barbara Jacoby Service-Learning Essentials. Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned Barbara Jacoby Service-Learning Essentials. Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned Новинка

Barbara Jacoby Service-Learning Essentials. Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned

3241.57 руб.
Service-Learning Essentials is the resource you need to help you develop high-quality service-learning experiences for college students. Written by one of the field's leading experts and sponsored by Campus Compact, the book is the definitive work on this high-impact educational practice. Service-learning has been identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as having been widely tested and shown to be beneficial to college students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Organized in an accessible question-and-answer format, the book responds clearly and completely to the most common questions and concerns about service-learning. Each chapter addresses issues related to individual practice as well as to the collective work of starting and developing a service-learning center or program, with examples drawn from a variety of disciplines, situations, and institutional types. The questions range from basic to advanced and the answers cover both the fundamentals and complexities of service-learning. Topics include: Determining what service-learning opportunities institutions should offer How to engage students in critical reflection in academic courses and in cocurricular experiences Best practices for developing and sustaining mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships Integrating service-learning into the curriculum in all disciplines and at all levels, as well as various areas of student life outside the classroom Assessing service-learning programs and outcomes The dilemmas of service-learning in the context of power and privilege The future of service-learning in online and rapidly globalizing environments Service-learning has virtually limitless potential to enable colleges and universities to meet their goals for student learning while making unique contributions to addressing unmet local, national, and global needs. However, in order to realize these benefits, service-learning must be thoughtfully designed and carefully implemented. This easy-to-use volume contains everything faculty, leaders, and staff members need to know about service-learning to enhance communities, improve higher education institutions, and educate the next generation of citizens, scholars, and leaders.
Creating Our Identities in Service-Learning and Community Engagement Creating Our Identities in Service-Learning and Community Engagement Новинка

Creating Our Identities in Service-Learning and Community Engagement

6202 руб.
A volume in Advances in Service-Learning ResearchSeries Editor Shelley H. Billig, RMC Research Corporation, DenverIn this volume in the IAP series on Advances in Service-Learning Research, top researchers presentrecent work studying aspects of program development, student and community outcomes, and future researchdirections in the field of service-learning and community engagement. These chapters, selected through arigorous peer review process, are based on presentations made at the annual meeting of the InternationalResearch Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, held in October, 2008, in NewOrleans.This volume features efforts in research and practice to support and expand service-learning and engaged scholarship in both K-12 andhigher education. Models of effective partnerships between institutions of higher education and their community partners are developed in chapterslooking at relationships between campus and community in terms of partnership identity or in terms of shared understanding by campus andcommunity partners. Outcomes for K-12 and college students engaged in service learning are the focus of several studies. The impact of high-qualityservice-learning on K-12 student achievement and school-related behaviors is described. Racial identity theory provides a useful frame forunderstanding developing student conceptualizations, while another chapter emphasizes aspects of self-exploration and relationship building as basesfor gains in student atti...
Martin J. Endley Linguistic Perspectives on English Grammar. A Guide for Efl Teachers Martin J. Endley Linguistic Perspectives on English Grammar. A Guide for Efl Teachers Новинка

Martin J. Endley Linguistic Perspectives on English Grammar. A Guide for Efl Teachers

5802 руб.
The proposed book is best described as a linguistically oriented textbook taking the grammar of English as itssubject matter. It is directed to professional teachers of English (ESL and EFL) and their students, as well asthose currently training to become teachers of English. The book is also likely to be of interest to interpreters,translators and other English language professionals. It will explore selected aspects and problem areas ofEnglish from a broadly "functional" linguistic perspective. My experience as a teacher and teacher trainer hasshown me that this perspective has the potential to inspire teachers and students with a genuine enthusiasmfor the grammatical features of English and that it often enables them to "make sense" of the grammar in away that all too often other approaches fail to do.An important focus of the book is on understanding grammar as a series of conventionalized patterns ratherthan a set of rules (which is how grammar has traditionally been presented). Moreover, unlike many othergrammar books, this book emphasizes how the grammatical constructions under consideration are employedin various types of communicative situation, attention being given to the importance of discourse context in interpreting the target forms. In line withcontemporary linguists generally, the approach adopted is descriptive rather than prescriptive. While the main focus is on English, I offer occasionalcomments on how the issue under discussion is expresse...
Sergei Abramovich Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teachers. A Technology-Enhanced Experiential Approach (PB) Sergei Abramovich Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teachers. A Technology-Enhanced Experiential Approach (PB) Новинка

Sergei Abramovich Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teachers. A Technology-Enhanced Experiential Approach (PB)

6277 руб.
This book reflects the author's experience in teaching a mathematics content course for pre-service elementaryteachers. The book addresses a number of recommendations of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciencesfor the preparation of teachers demonstrating how abstract mathematical concepts can be motivated byconcrete activities. Such an approach, when enhanced by the use of technology, makes it easier for the teachersto grasp the meaning of generalization, formal proof, and the creation of an increasing number of concepts onhigher levels of abstraction. A strong experiential component of the book made possible by the use of manipulativematerials and digital technology such as spreadsheets, The Geometer's Sketchpad, Graphing Calculator 3.5(produced by Pacific Tech), and Kid Pix Studio Deluxe makes it possible to balance informal and formalapproaches to mathematics, allowing the teachers to learn how the two approaches complement each other.Classroom observations of the teachers' learning mathematics as a combination of theory and experiment confirmthat this approach elevates one's mathematical understanding to a higher ground. The book not only showsthe importance of mathematics content knowledge for teachers but better still, how this knowledge can be graduallydeveloped in the context of exploring grade-appropriate activities and tasks and using computational andmanipulative environments to support these explorations.Most of the chapters are motivated...
Linda Darling-Hammond Empowered Educators. How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World Linda Darling-Hammond Empowered Educators. How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World Новинка

Linda Darling-Hammond Empowered Educators. How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World

3087.07 руб.
Discover how high-performing systems shape teaching quality around the world Producing highly skilled and committed teachers is not the work of a single innovative school or the aggregation of heroic individuals who succeed against the odds. In high-performing countries, the opportunities for teachers to learn sophisticated practices and continue to improve are embedded systemically in education policies and practices. Empowered Educators describes how this seemingly magical work is done—how a number of forward-thinking educational systems create a coherent set of policies designed to ensure quality teaching in all communities. . . and how the results are manifested in practice. Spanning three continents and five countries, Empowered Educators examines seven jurisdictions that have worked to develop comprehensive teaching policy systems: Singapore and Finland, the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, the provinces of Alberta and Ontario in Canada, and the province of Shanghai in China. Renowned education expert Linda Darling-Hammond and a team of esteemed scholars offer lessons learned in a number of areas that shape the teaching force and the work of teachers, shedding unprecedented light on areas such as teacher recruitment, preparation, induction and mentoring, professional learning, career and leadership development, and more. Find out how quality teaching is developed and conducted across the globe Discover a common set of strategies for developing, supporting, and sustaining the ongoing learning and development of teachers and school leaders See how high-performing countries successfully recruit and train educators Understand why the sharing of expertise among teachers and administrators within and across schools is beneficial A fascinating read for researchers, policymakers, administrators, teacher educators, pre-service teachers and leaders, and anyone with an interest in education, this book offers a rare glimpse into the systems that are shaping quality teaching around the world.
Melitta J. Cutright Growing Up Confident. How to Make Your Child.s Early Years Learning Years Melitta J. Cutright Growing Up Confident. How to Make Your Child.s Early Years Learning Years Новинка

Melitta J. Cutright Growing Up Confident. How to Make Your Child.s Early Years Learning Years

1152 руб.
"One parent is worth a thousand teachers".--Chinese Proverb. The sound, practical advice found in this worthwhile guide will help parents--a child's first and most important teachers--instill in their children a love of learning, a greater sense of self-esteem and self-discipline, and the confidence to realize positive and fulfilling school and life experiences.
The Role of Mathematics Discourse in Producing Leaders of Discourse The Role of Mathematics Discourse in Producing Leaders of Discourse Новинка

The Role of Mathematics Discourse in Producing Leaders of Discourse

6314 руб.
A Volume in The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast:Monograph Series in Mathematics EducationSeries Editor Bharath Sriraman, The University of MontanaThe intent of this monograph is to showcase successful implementation ofmathematical discourse in the classroom. Some questions that might beaddressed are:* How does a teacher begin to learn about using discourse purposefully toimprove mathematics teaching and learning?* How is discourse interwoven into professional development content courses toprovide teachers with the tools necessary to begin using discourse in their ownclassrooms?* What does a discourse-rich classroom look like and how is it different from other classrooms, from both theteacher's and the students' perspectives?* How can teachers of pre-service teachers integrate discourse into their content and methods courses?* How can we use discourse research to inform work with teachers, both pre- and in-service, for example, to helpthem know how to respond to elicited knowledge from students in their classrooms?* What are the discourse challenges in on-line mathematics courses offered for professional development? Canon-line classrooms also be discourse-rich? What would that look like?* In what ways does mathematical discourse differ from discourse in general?
Marie Schneider Computer Games in the Efl Classroom Marie Schneider Computer Games in the Efl Classroom Новинка

Marie Schneider Computer Games in the Efl Classroom

8289 руб.
Fact is that commercial computer games play an extensive role in young people's lives, today. According to a recent study, 62 % of German teenagers play computer games at least once a week. This development led many researchers, school leaders and teachers to the question in how far games can be used to engage young people and support their learning inside the classroom.These considerations have been supported by various studies, showing that computer games can enhance various cognitive skills such as the ability of concentration, stamina, tactical aptness, anticipatory thinking, orientation in virtual spaces, and deductive reasoning. Since then, few research projects have launched which examine digital game based learning (i.e. the learning with the help of computer games), both on a theoretical and empirical level.This study approaches the subject of digital game based learning in the EFL classroom from three different angles:Firstly, a scientific perspective will be adopted. The principles of the design and construction of games and game worlds will be examined.Secondly, the subject of the psychological effects of games on the player will be broached.Thirdly and as the main point, the didactic potential of computer games will be explored in detail. The author presents ways of integrating games into teaching units, and further, the abilities and competences that can be enhanced by the use of digital games. Moreover, particular challenges and problems will be identified ...
Minoo Alemi Utilizing Game-Based Learning to Develop Vocabulary Knowledge Minoo Alemi Utilizing Game-Based Learning to Develop Vocabulary Knowledge Новинка

Minoo Alemi Utilizing Game-Based Learning to Develop Vocabulary Knowledge

8777 руб.
The use of games in the language classroom has been valued and appreciated in EFL/ESL contexts during the past decades. The teachers who believe in games argue that the students get so involved and excited that they may forget they are learning. "The games are a form of teaching which may be used in circumstances where ordinary approaches are not well tolerated; when attention is hard to get and harder to keep" (Nicolson and Williams, 1975, p.1).
Promoting Social Justice Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Promoting Social Justice Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Новинка

Promoting Social Justice Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

4252 руб.
How can education become a transformative experience for all learners and teachers? The contributors to this volume contend that the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) can provide a strong foundation for the role of education in promoting social justice. The collection features contributions by an array of educators and scholars, highlighting the various ways that learners and teachers can prepare for and engage with social justice concerns. The essays offer reflections on the value of SoTL in relation to educational ethics, marginalized groups, community service and activism, counter narratives, and a range of classroom practices. Although the contributors work in a variety of disciplines and employ different theoretical frameworks, they are united by the conviction that education should improve our lives by promoting equity and social justice.
Lynn W. Zimmerman ESL, Efl and Bilingual Education. Exploring Historical, Sociocultural, Linguistic, and Instructional Foundations (PB) Lynn W. Zimmerman ESL, Efl and Bilingual Education. Exploring Historical, Sociocultural, Linguistic, and Instructional Foundations (PB) Новинка

Lynn W. Zimmerman ESL, Efl and Bilingual Education. Exploring Historical, Sociocultural, Linguistic, and Instructional Foundations (PB)

6377 руб.
A volume in Research in Bilingual EducationSeries Editor: Liliana Minaya-Rowe, University of ConnecticutThis collection of essays examines the historical, social, cultural, and educationalfoundations of ESL/EFL/Bilingual Education. The four themes of this book are:¨ Historical, Legal and Political Foundations of Bilingual/ESLEducation¨ Linguistic and Sociocultural Issues in ESL/EFL Education¨ Educational Reform and English Language Teaching¨ Effectively Teaching Bilingual/ESL/EFL StudentsThis volume offers a concise overview of English language learning issues from foundations to current reform topractical guidelines to implement in the classroom. The articles are a variety of theoretical essays, reports ofresearch and practical guides to teaching ESL/EFL/bilingual populations. Many of the essays are presented fromthe perspective of critical pedagogy relying on the work of educational theorists such as Paulo Freire, LisaDelpit, and Michael Apple. Although there are connections among the essays, this collection allows the reader toread any of the essays as individual pieces, so the reader can focus on the issues that are most relevant.This book is aimed at instructors of ESL/EFL/bilingual foundations courses. It would be appropriate forundergraduate or graduate level courses. There is some international appealfor this text since several of the essays focus on general English languagelearning issues, and at least two focus on international issues.
Problematizing Service-Learning. Critical Reflections for Development and Action Problematizing Service-Learning. Critical Reflections for Development and Action Новинка

Problematizing Service-Learning. Critical Reflections for Development and Action

6064 руб.
Interest in and research on civic engagement and service-learning have increased exponentially. In this rapid growth,efforts have been made to institutionalize pedagogies of engagement across both K-12 and higher education. As a result,increased positive attention has been complemented equally by well-founded critiques complicating experientialapproaches' claims and questioning if institutional, financial, and philosophical commitment is warranted. A key complaintfrom these critical voices is the tightly woven, protective insular core in the field of service-learning. This claim isnot unfounded, nor necessarily bad. Initial efforts to legitimize service-learning and other forms of community-basededucation required group cohesion. The concern, however, is that the initial group cohesion has led to groupthinkwherein group members have avoided critical analysis and evaluation. This book aims to prevent groupthink within thefield of service-learning by allowing for the examination of effective alternatives by new voices who can serve as "criticalevaluators" from within the field itself.Myriad perspectives are offered, including empirical, theoretical, practical, and community perspectives. Authors challengepreconceived notions of service-learning, who is benefited by this pedagogy, outcomes of participation and implementation,and most importantly the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological lenses through which service-learning is even considered. The book allows s...
Donya Ernst Transforming Learning. The Flipped Classroom in a FE College Donya Ernst Transforming Learning. The Flipped Classroom in a FE College Новинка

Donya Ernst Transforming Learning. The Flipped Classroom in a FE College

5464 руб.
Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Pedagogy - Adult Education, grade: A, University of Huddersfield, course: MA Education, language: English, comment: Dissertation Paper attainment mark 75 MA Ed overall attainment mark, Distinction. PGCE/DTLLS attained teacher learner of the year award, abstract: The action research study focuses on transforming learning within an FE College in the form of blended learning through a modified flipped classroom model of teaching and learning. The rationale was to provide future teachers with a strategy for initiating and developing a new effective approach to enhance teaching and learning through the much acclaimed flipped classroom model. Most research studies have informed us of the benefits and very few issues which have been overcome although research has never previewed the preliminary stages of real life transformation and what that entails for both teachers and students within the context of an FE college; incorporating teachers' and students' affordances. The aims have been scrutinized through the available literature and the outcomes were strategically focusing on the realities of how teachers and two groups of students could adopt and integrate this form of blended learning in the context of an FE college. Through qualitative triangulation analysis of data, the key thematic findings from both groups of students were negative attitudes towards the adoption practices of the flipped classroom. However, through ...
Jean-Marc Gnonlonfoun Exploring secondary school English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers. attitudes to and perceptions of using the internet in English language teaching in Benin Jean-Marc Gnonlonfoun Exploring secondary school English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers. attitudes to and perceptions of using the internet in English language teaching in Benin Новинка

Jean-Marc Gnonlonfoun Exploring secondary school English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers. attitudes to and perceptions of using the internet in English language teaching in Benin

5864 руб.
Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2014 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: -, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, course: Didactics - EFL, language: English, abstract: As one of the technologies of information and communication, the Internet has been,for some years now, the topic of much interest within the educational community. Ways ofusing the Internet as a medium to deliver instructional materials and to access digitallibraries are reshaping education in general and language instruction in particular. Thisexploratory study has attempted to find out the attitudes and perceptions of secondaryschool English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers towards the use of the internet inEnglish Teaching in Benin. It has also set out to investigate the possible impediments forsuch integration in the classrooms. In this line, a review of the existing literature related toComputer-Assisted Language Learning and the internet uses and benefits for Education hasbeen presented. Both quantitative and qualitative methods have been employed to collectdata on the field. A questionnaire was distributed to 500 secondary school EFL teachersduring the 2012-2013 school year. The return rate of this questionnaire was 99% (N=495).This stage was followed by interviews with a random sample of 40 teachers. The resultsfrom both the quantitative and qualitative instruments of research indicated that theparticipants had rarely used the Internet, particularly for in...
Jane Dawson The Influences of Learning and Change on Primary PE Teachers Jane Dawson The Influences of Learning and Change on Primary PE Teachers Новинка

Jane Dawson The Influences of Learning and Change on Primary PE Teachers

9614 руб.
With the familiar call to reform in Physical Education, more needs to be known about factors that promote or inhibit change. Increasing the ability of primary Phyical Education teachers to learn and adapt to change is one way of improving the current situation in Physical Education. Teachers' capacity to change and learn is influenced by their personal experiences, school organizations, professional development experiences and communities of practice.This book uses case studies to explore the experiences of primary Phyical Education teachers in order to gain a deeper understanding of the factors that have influenced their values, beliefs and practices. The experiences of each teacher are used to generate a discussion about their influences on the teachers' ability to learn and adapt to change. The concept of communities of practice is used to reflect on how to create more effective learning opportunities for primary Physical Education teachers.
Chinese Education From the Perspectives of American Educators. Lessons Learned from Study-Abroad Experiences Chinese Education From the Perspectives of American Educators. Lessons Learned from Study-Abroad Experiences Новинка

Chinese Education From the Perspectives of American Educators. Lessons Learned from Study-Abroad Experiences

6277 руб.
This book is written by a diverse cohort of American educators, including professors, teachers, and school administrators from pre-K to college levels. They come from disciplinary areas of child development, special education, English as a second language, counseling, technology, school administration, educational psychology, educational measurement and testing, as well as mathematics education. The chapters explore various topics, ranging from standardized testing, roles of central office, teacher evaluation, teacher professional development, gender differences, diversity, student engagement and parental involvement, student services provided at school, use of technology with teacher and students' perspectives of technology use, self-efficacy beliefs, to teacher's perspectives of play in early childhood settings. While the chapters reflect diverse conceptual and theoretical orientation, disciplinary focus, methodological emphasis, writing styles, and educational implications, they add together to present a more holistic picture of Chinese education across disciplinary areas. Taken together, these chapters reveal salient similarities and differences in theoretical underpinnings, pedagogical principles and classroom practices in China and in the United States. They also shed light on some of the larger conceptual/theoretical orientations between learning and learners in the two countries. They debunk some common misconceptions of education in the two countries as well....
Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions Within Service-Learning Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions Within Service-Learning Новинка

Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions Within Service-Learning

6039 руб.
Service-learning is an exciting pedagogy and field of study, offering insight into how academic study andcommunity engagement blend to create social change. In its most traditional conceptualization, servicelearningactivities typically manifest within communities where outside individuals address a need. Servicelearningis purported to have a transforming effect on individual student perspectives by providing studentsthe opportunity to interact with people and enter into situations that allow students to test their predispositiontowards others. However, the literature on the impact of service-learning on participants' acceptance ofdiversity and development of open-mindedness reports mixed outcomes.The purpose of this book is to explore cultural tensions and dynamics within the field of service-learning. It isnot meant to be an exhaustive review of the interplay between culture and service learning, but rather a starting point for an ongoing conversationabout how this complex topic impacts the field. In 18 chapters, educators, students, and administrators investigate the cultural values of servicelearningitself and the tensions created when this is at odds with the values of others within K-12 and higher education in the United States and abroad.Authors include community organization representatives, researchers, directors of offices of community engagement, university administrators, juniorand senior faculty, and former service-learning undergraduate students. Submissions ...
Research for What. Making Engaged Scholarship Matter Research for What. Making Engaged Scholarship Matter Новинка

Research for What. Making Engaged Scholarship Matter

6302 руб.
A volume in Advances in Service-Learning ResearchSeries Editor Shelley H. Billig, RMC Research Corporation, DenverResearch on service-learning and community engagement has exploded over the pastdecade. It is a field now characterized by increasing methodological and theoreticalsophistication, vast quantitative and qualitative studies, interdisciplinary research, myriadsubjects, and the internationalization of scholarship.The papers in this volume were selected from nearly 100 presentations made atthe 2009 annual conference of the International Association for Research on ServiceLearning and Community Engagement held in Ottawa, Canada's national capital. Theconference theme, Research for What? emphasized fundamental questions, namely: towhat extent is rigorous research uncovering best practices in, and demonstrating the positive results of, service-learning onteaching, learning and building better communities? The papers examine such themes through lenses that include theapplication of theory to practice, K-12 and university-based service-learning, interdisciplinary initiatives, and internationalservice-learning. The introduction provides an overview of the very recent, but remarkable, growth of service-learning inCanada, and the conclusion, written by the recipient of the Association's annual Distinguished Researcher Award, discussesmajor developments, and continuing challenges, in service-learning research.
Transforming Teacher Education Through Service-Learning Transforming Teacher Education Through Service-Learning Новинка

Transforming Teacher Education Through Service-Learning

6239 руб.
Transforming Teacher Education through Service-Learning provides a fresh look at educationalreform through the lens of teacher preparation. It poses the question "Why service-learningnow?" as it discusses the meaningful ways service-learning pedagogy can transform theapproaches used to prepare teachers to educate tomorrow's children.The pedagogy of service-learning has significant implications for teacher education. Its transformativeaspects have far reaching potential to address teacher candidate dispositions and providedeeper understanding of diversity. Knowledge of the pedagogy and how to implement it in candidates' future classrooms could altereducation to a more powerful experience of democracy in action and enhance the civic mission of schools. The current and ongoing research found within this volume is meant to continue support of the notion of educational reform.Because the vision we hold becomes the reality we experience, it is imperative to consider the question-Why service-learningnow?-as we adjust teacher preparation programs to promote engaging opportunities for today's youth.
Improving Service-Learning Practice. Research on Models to Enhance Impacts (PB) Improving Service-Learning Practice. Research on Models to Enhance Impacts (PB) Новинка

Improving Service-Learning Practice. Research on Models to Enhance Impacts (PB)

6302 руб.
This fifth book in the Advances in Service-Learning Research series continues to expand the discussion of service-learning research andpractice. The chapters were selected through a refereed, blind-review process from papers presented at the 4th Annual International K-HService-Learning Research Conference held October 2004 in Greenville, South Carolina. The chapters focus on topics that address a varietyof issues in higher education and teacher education and are organized into four sections.This volume in the series presents new paradigms that can lead practitioners to create more powerful experiences, and lead researchers to abetter understanding of the relationships between service-learning, participants, context, and outcomes. If implemented, the models in thisvolume can do much to help us better understand the essence of service-learning and add to its value to education and the development ofengaged citizens.
Edward Wafula An Efficacy of Learner Disciplinary Measures on Improving Academic Performance in Secondary Schools Edward Wafula An Efficacy of Learner Disciplinary Measures on Improving Academic Performance in Secondary Schools Новинка

Edward Wafula An Efficacy of Learner Disciplinary Measures on Improving Academic Performance in Secondary Schools

5739 руб.
Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2014 in the subject Pedagogy - Common Didactics, Educational Objectives, Methods, grade: "A", Atlantic International University (SOCIAL AND HUMAN STUDIES - ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY), course: EDUCATION, language: English, abstract: This research investigated about "An Efficacy of Learner Disciplinary Measures on Improving Academic Performance in Secondary Schools: A Case Study of Sirisia District Within Bungoma County in Kenya, and Arumeru District Within Arusha Region in Tanzania."The research problem was to find out how students' disciplinary measures could enhance academic performance. However, the study was further guided by three research objectives for instance, to identify the connection of students' disciplinary measures against poor academic performance, to identify teachers' experiences of disciplinary measures' contribution on academic performance and to identify how effective discipline measures adopted by teachers canenhance moral discipline.Behaviorist learning and Efficacy theories were significant to enhance the relationship of the study with other findings.Qualitative research methodology was relevant in this study. However, Questionnaires were distributed to respondents in the selected schools and further, informal discussions wereconducted for the justification of data collected from the questionnaire. Figures, Tables and Charts were applied in the presentation of data for ...
Karima Belghiti Perceptions of The Need for Pedagogical Training Karima Belghiti Perceptions of The Need for Pedagogical Training Новинка

Karima Belghiti Perceptions of The Need for Pedagogical Training

8964 руб.
This book generally raises the issue of the lack of pedagogical training in Moroccan universities. On a more specific level, the study is an attempt to investigate the perceptions of the need for pedagogical training among EFL university teachers. One of the motives behind choosing this topic is the fact that training is not a requirement for recruitment in Moroccan universities. The second motive is the teachers' misconceptions of what makes a good teacher,and how they affect their teaching practices. Through the investigation, the study aims to find out how the teaches' perceptions of the need for training are influenced by their conceptions of teaching and learning, their perceptions of what teaching is, and the way they approach and deal with uncertainties in their teaching. The second purpose of the study is to argue for the need of a pedagogical training that can change the teachers' misconceptions, and that can promote effective EFL teaching practices.
Service-Learning in Literacy Education. Possibilities for Teaching and Learning Service-Learning in Literacy Education. Possibilities for Teaching and Learning Новинка

Service-Learning in Literacy Education. Possibilities for Teaching and Learning

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Support teachers with more effective instructional leadership Leading for Professional Learning offers field-tested guidance to help school leaders more effectively support teachers’ professional development. Leadership is crucial to professional learning, providing the necessary systems and structures that enable teachers to improve their own practice and in turn, improve student learning. With an illustrative case study, this book provides invaluable guidance, packed with practical tools, processes, and expert advice. Because each school differs in terms of strengths and needs, this book steers away from prescriptivism and shows you how to construct a support plan tailored to your unique context. Specific teaching and leadership frameworks guide you through the process of examination, discovery, and execution, equipping you with the necessary tools and insight you need to make positive changes for your teachers – and ultimately, your students. A must-read resource for principals, administrators, and other school and district leadership, this book helps you set your school on the path to continuous improvement. Determine your school’s professional learning needs Leverage existing support structures for the greatest effect Understand the role of leadership in sponsoring and following up on professional learning Ensure intentional changes in teacher practice and student learning Empowering teachers to improve their craft goes beyond merely offering opportunity; it requires collaboration with teachers every step of the way, a deep understanding of how best to support professional learning, a clear set of goals for both individual sessions and an overarching mission, and the necessary technical and relational support required to see these opportunities through. Written by experts from the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership, Leading for Professional Learning provides real-world advice that has been proven effective in school districts across the nation.

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Service-Learning Essentials is the resource you need to help you develop high-quality service-learning experiences for college students. Written by one of the field's leading experts and sponsored by Campus Compact, the book is the definitive work on this high-impact educational practice. Service-learning has been identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as having been widely tested and shown to be beneficial to college students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Organized in an accessible question-and-answer format, the book responds clearly and completely to the most common questions and concerns about service-learning. Each chapter addresses issues related to individual practice as well as to the collective work of starting and developing a service-learning center or program, with examples drawn from a variety of disciplines, situations, and institutional types. The questions range from basic to advanced and the answers cover both the fundamentals and complexities of service-learning. Topics include: Determining what service-learning opportunities institutions should offer How to engage students in critical reflection in academic courses and in cocurricular experiences Best practices for developing and sustaining mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships Integrating service-learning into the curriculum in all disciplines and at all levels, as well as various areas of student life outside the classroom Assessing service-learning programs and outcomes The dilemmas of service-learning in the context of power and privilege The future of service-learning in online and rapidly globalizing environments Service-learning has virtually limitless potential to enable colleges and universities to meet their goals for student learning while making unique contributions to addressing unmet local, national, and global needs. However, in order to realize these benefits, service-learning must be thoughtfully designed and carefully implemented. This easy-to-use volume contains everything faculty, leaders, and staff members need to know about service-learning to enhance communities, improve higher education institutions, and educate the next generation of citizens, scholars, and leaders.
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