Reconstructing Teacher Education Rle Edu N

Author by : John Elliott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This book maps out a new paradigm of teacher education and, by implication, professional education generally. The book opens with two alternative theories of teacher education and training and explains the concepts and assumptions on which they rest including beliefs about the nature and role of education in society. It then proposes a ‘natural science’ paradigm and its implications for establishing a coherent view of teacher education. Subsequent chapters indicate the professional implications of such a model.


Reconstructing Teaching

Author by : Ian Hextall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : One of the greatest resources a school has is its staff. How teachers themselves, and their work, are defined are therefore matters of utmost importance. Major trends of increased control and 'new mangerialism' are occurring in most OECD countries, radically altering both the content and form of teacher education. This book outlines recent changes in teacher education and professional development and, by drawing on recent research findings, explores the positive and negative impacts on the nature of teaching and the shape of the profession.


Reconstructing Professionalism In University Teaching

Author by : Walker, Melanie
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : * How can academics carve out new and effective ways of working with students against a background of constant change and policy pressure? * How can university teachers both enhance student learning and realize their own educational values? * What might be the shape of a new professionalism in university teaching? At the heart of this book is a small group of academics from very different disciplines making sense of their teaching situations. We witness each of their struggles and celebrations in designing a new course, engaging a large first year class, introducing a mentoring programme, nurturing independent learning through project work, using debates to develop students' critical thinking, and evaluating the success of their teaching. This book is the story of a higher education project, and central to the story are the attempts of university teachers to enact a critical professionalism in their everyday lives in teaching and learning; and also their development of a shared and collaborative dialogue. Each of the team seeks not only to improve their practice of teaching but also to explore amongst themselves what kind of professional they want to be and how to realize it in their work with students. Reconstructing Professionalism in University Teaching reveals how academics working together on researching their own teaching can both improve their students' learning and start to redefine their own professional roles.


Reconstructing Undergraduate Education

Author by : Robert B. Innes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book is designed to introduce professors and administrators in higher education to the philosophical, theoretical, and research support for using a constructivist perspective on learning to guide the reconstruction of undergraduate education. It presents an original framework for systematically linking educational philosophy and learning theories to their implications for teaching practice. In this volume, Innes summarizes the sources he found most useful in developing his own set of teaching principles and course development process, and makes an argument for a particular perspective on learning--transactional constructivism--which is consistent with the philosophy of John Dewey and supported by current theory and research in learning science. Transactional constructivism, a combined approach, builds on the strengths of two competing views: psychological constructivism and the sociocultural perspective. Reconstructing Undergraduate Education: Using Learning Science to Design Effective Courses: *overviews the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of the teaching model that is the focus of the volume; *presents a summary of Dewey's educational philosophy and connects his work to current theory and research in learning science; *examines psychological constructivism, one of the basic positions within the range of learning theories that takes a constructivist perspective; *offers a case study example of a course designed and taught from this perspective; *reviews the sociocultural and the transactional constructivist perspectives; *explores the quality of dialogue and disciplinary discourse in the classroom--an issue that is critical to the success of models derived from a transactional constructivist perspective on learning; and *explores broader issues related to reform in higher education. This volume is a vital resource for all professionals involved in undergraduate education.


Psychology In The Classroom

Author by : Phillida Salmon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Description : "Phillida Salmon offers an alternative vision to the consumerist images of education which have prevailed in political thinking. Using the approach of personal construct psychology, she shows how meaning is centrally important. This has profound implications for understanding how people learn and why they often fail to learn." "In tracing the logic of this approach in education, the author considers the position of teachers and the possibilities and constraints of their own learning. For pupils, school learning is often unofficial and unintended. In this, the culture of school institutions plays a major part. Differential pupil destinies are carried by 'special' categorization. The meaning of such labels is examined in this study."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Reconstructing The Common Good In Education

Author by : Larry Cuban
Languange : en
Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : What constitutes the common good in American public education? This volume explores the ongoing debate between those who expect schools to cultivate citizens through personal, moral, and social development, as well as to bind diverse groups into one nation, and a new generation of school reformers intent on using schools to solve the nation's economic problems by equipping students with marketable skills.


Reconstructing The Teacher

Author by : Sham Naidu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : RECONSTRUCTING THE TEACHER The challenges, rhetoric and reality of performance management in South Australian schools A resource for teachers and teacher-researchers The central focus of this book; resultant of a PhD investigative study on teachers' work; is to advance critical knowledge regarding issues pertaining to educational policy, current bureaucratic changes to teacher evaluation and teachers' stances in relation to these changes in evaluation. Specifically, the book examines issues relating to teacher evaluation within the Performance management policy (Department of Education and Childrens Services) currently being implemented in South Australian public schools. The intent here is to ask: what is the process of evaluation doing to teachers' work? To pursue this, the author examines the experiences of a group of South Australian teachers, and uses notions of performativity and fabrication from the literature to try and make sense of and explain the present system of teacher evaluation. Simply stated, performativity refers here to a technology, a culture and a mode of regulation that employs judgements, comparisons and displays as means of control, attrition and change', while fabrications are those perverse forms of response/resistance to and accommodation of performativity'. More specifically, the author asks: How does what occurs within present forms of teacher evaluation amount to forms of performativity and fabrication? What particular form do these performativities and fabrications take in teacher evaluation? Why are some teachers more susceptible to incorporation into these regimes than others, and hence more compliant? How does performativity and fabrication operate to shape the work of teaching and influence the nature of teaching? To what extent does the Department of Education and Childrens Service's performance management policy predispose teachers to engage in performativity and fabrication? Hence, the author argues that teachers are presently subject to new managerialist modes of control based on marketisation, corporatisation and globalisation and the book highlights first-hand accounts of how the actions of teachers amount to accommodating or resisting these strategies of control and power. Thus, in order to fully comprehend what was occurring, some analysis was necessary of the changing context of teachers' work because it is impossible to understand something as complex as the changes currently being visited upon schools without also understanding something of the wider forces making things the way they are'. The author adopts a critical policy paradigm and develops a dialectical theory-building approach based on the writings of Foucault, Lyotard, Butler and Ball. These approaches are used to analyse performance management approaches in public schools in the South Australian context in order to make wider sense of what is happening to teachers' work and its impact upon the nature and form of teacher evaluation. Methodologically, the author uses a critical ethnographic approach to narrate and interpret teachers' stories about the evaluation process. These stories, which he represents in vignettes, are illustrative of policy experiences, and show the various ways in which performance management as policy is received, enacted and/or resisted by teachers. In essence, the book also endeavours to contribute to the small but growing body of work that amplifies the voices of teachers. The use of vignettes is based on a view that having conversations is an important percussor to helping teachers reclaim their voices in the policy process. Much existing educational research has taken teachers' work for granted or ignored the voices of teachers entirely. The author maintains that teachers have been inadequately represented or systematically silenced in research concerning their evaluation experiences and how their ideas might shape future evaluation reform. In essence, this boo


Reconstructing Identities In Higher Education

Author by : Celia Whitchurch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : "Drawing on studies conducted in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, this book focuses on a growing number of staff who undertake roles associated with broadly based projects that have emerged in higher education institutions, including student life and welfare, widening participation, learning support, community partnership, research and business partnership, and institutional research. At the same time as professional staff are acquiring academic credentials, some academic staff are moving in a more project-oriented direction, effectively creating a Third Space between professional and academic spheres of activity. Associated with these changes, the concept of service has become re-oriented towards one of partnership between professional and academic colleagues, students and external agencies. Furthermore, although hierarchical line relationships continue to exist, these may be less significant in day-to-day working than lateral networks, and individuals may identify more closely with projects and teams than with formal organisational structures. Yet such developments have tended to occur 'under the radar', and have not been fully articulated. The concept of Third Space is offered as a way of exploring the emergence of less boundaried roles and identities in higher education community, and of considering the implications of these for individuals and institution"--


Reconstructing Education

Author by : Franklin Sonn
Languange : en
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Reconstructing Religious Spiritual And Moral Education

Author by : Clive Erricker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Religious Education is now identified as a shortage subject as a growing number of pupils in schools opt for it. The growing emphasis on children's moral and spiritual education, the DfEE's hunt for new teachers, OFSTED's calls for improvement and reinforced links with philosophy have pushed the subject into the spotlight. Based on research and partnership with schools this book examines and explains : * the role of Religious Education in the curriculum * the role of spirituality in children's lives * better teaching practice, giving practical examples.