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Professional Learning In Changing Contexts

Author : Tara Fenwick
ISBN : 9781134913947
Genre : Education
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The knowledge and decisions of professionals influence all facets of modern life, a fact reflected by the increasing and distinct emphasis on public accountability for what professionals know and do. The nature of this accountability has been fundamentally transformed in response to a changing context of market pressures, network arrangements, declining discretion and public trust, and public managerialism. To tackle these challenges, an important body of research has emerged which concentrates on the material elements and processes of professional learning, and considers how these affect wider society. This volume presents specific pressures on professionals’ learning in different occupational contexts ranging from public school teaching to medicine and creative industry. These pressures are wrought by changing regulatory frameworks, changing modes of organising, changing demands and changing knowledge authorities in professional practice. The authors stress the importance of understanding these relations as sociomaterial webs through which the important moments of professional action and decisions emerge. This approach moves us beyond accepting ‘learning’ as an identifiable, individualist phenomenon by emphasising the multiplicities around professional practice ‘standards’ and ‘quality’, workarounds, responsibility, agency, and knowledge practices. As the chapters here demonstrate, sociomaterial perspectives raise new questions and methodologies that can highlight what is often invisible in the sometimes messy dynamics of professional learning, and point to new ways of promoting and supporting professional education. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education and Work.
Category: Education

Teacher Professional Development In Changing Conditions

Author : Douwe Beijaard
ISBN : 9781402036996
Genre : Education
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This book presents some highlights from the deliberations of the 2003 conference of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT). Part 1 presents the five keynote addresses of the conference, while Parts 2 through 4 present selected papers related to each of three sub-themes: knowledge construction and learning to teach, perspectives on teachers’ personal and professional lives, and teachers’ workplace as context for learning. The chapters in this book provide an array of approaches to understanding the process of teacher learning within the current context of the changing workplace environment. They also provide an important international perspective on the complex issues revolving around the international educational reform movement. Basically, they show how teachers’ workplace (inside and outside schools) are more than ever subject to continuous change and that, subsequently, standards for teaching must be flexible to these changing conditions. This asks for a redefinition of teacher professionalism in which the role of context in teacher learning is emphasized as well as the improvement of the quality of teacher thinking and learning. Related to the ever-changing context of teaching, a dynamic approach to teaching and teacher learning is required, in which identity development is crucial. Researchers have an important role to play in revealing and explaining how teachers can build their professional identity, through self-awareness and reflection, in the ever-changing educational contexts throughout the world.
Category: Education

Developing Teachers And Developing Schools In Changing Contexts

Author : Zijian Li
ISBN : 9629963779
Genre : Business & Economics
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More than ever, schools are regarded as a learning community in which its leaders, and therefore the school's primary agents of change, are expected to stay abreast of the latest developments in education and instruction. This book provides important insights for improving professional development activities, school-university partnerships and networks, educational management, as well as teaching and learning in schools and colleges. It builds on research conducted in the 1990s, during which the pursuit of school improvement and skill development first converged.
Category: Business & Economics

Contexts Practices And Challenges Critical Insights From Continuing Professional Education

Author : Maureen Coady
ISBN : 9781119311256
Genre : Education
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Lifelong learning has become essential not only for professionals, but also for those they serve. Continuing professional education (CPE), an umbrella term used to describe the continuum of formal, nonformal, and informal learning opportunities that enable practicing professionals to continue to learn and to maintain professional competence across their careers, is the focus of this collection. The volume explores, analyzes, questions, and critiques CPE trends and issues across a variety of contexts, and it highlights new thinking and developments to assist providers and practitioners to re-envision their roles and set new directions in the field of CPE. This collection is inspired by the early seminal works of Cyril Houle who advocated that educational researchers and providers of CPE should listen to the experience of professionals as a basis for supporting their professional learning. This is the 151st volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
Category: Education

Professional Learning As Relational Practice

Author : Jenny Reeves
ISBN : 9048187397
Genre : Education
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Given the emphasis on transforming professional work through the adoption of enquiry-based and trans-disciplinary approaches to service development, there is an urgent need for those involved in professional education to develop a robust understanding of how changes in practice occur. A more inclusive approach to the analysis of the processes involved across the varied and interrelated contexts in which they occur is thus very timely. In this book, Jenny Reeves sets out to explore the gap between the experience of professional learning as an interactive, dynamic and socially contextualised process, and descriptions that are often individualistic, overly linear and largely context-free. She makes the claim that this disjuncture is the outcome of modes of enquiry that concentrate on limited selections of the available data. Adopting a relational approach to describing practice-based professional development, including graphical means for exploring the spaces produced by the activity, provides a very different picture. It creates a basis for representing the complex movements, relationships and interactions between people and things that occur during professional learning. It also provides a productive approach to describing the exchange and creation of professional knowledge across different contexts over time. By building a picture of the ephemeral spaces and connections that educating activities produce, mapping relational space allows those engaged in professional education to think rather differently about how professional learning and changes in knowledge and practice may be understood, supported and developed.
Category: Education

Professional Learning Gaps And Transitions On The Way From Novice To Expert

Author : Henny P.A. Boshuizen
ISBN : 9781402020940
Genre : Education
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About the Book Series The idea for the Book Series “Innovation and Change in Professional Education” (ICPE) was born in 1996. While working on another publication in this area, we noticed that professional educators faced similar problems without even knowing from each other. It was this observation that resulted in examining the possibilities for a new publication platform about professional education with input from different professions. We wanted to develop a publication source that would bring together educators and researchers to exchange ideas and knowledge about theory, research and professional practice. But we were not only striving for a book series informing readers about important themes in the professions. A second goal was to focus on processes of change and innovation. We were heavily involved in innovations going on in our institutions, and were convinced that a better understanding was needed in a wide range of issues critically important to the future of professional education. It was our belief that scholarly publications about innovation processes may support fundamental change in professional education. ICPE reflects our view that professional education deserves such a publication platform. It aims to approach critical questions of educational innovations, and to examine dynamics of educational change in various professional domains in the context of innovation processes. The books will include contributions from frontline practitioners, leading researchers, or distinguished scholars in professional education, delivering reports of empirical or theoretical research, reviews, interpretations of evaluation studies, or descriptions of innovative approaches.
Category: Education

Higher Education In The Asia Pacific

Author : Peter Kell
ISBN : 9781443815284
Genre : Education
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The Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region on the globe and universities and higher education is experiencing a dramatic surge in demand and a reform by governments wanting higher education to drive change. This edited collection has contributions from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, China and the United States looks at how universities are coming to grips with the challenges of change in the Asia Pacific. The contributors explore the key in issues and dilemmas about how universities in the Asia Pacific are involved in international trans-national markets and at the same time retain a role as nation building institutes. The book also explores how globalisation and new technologies as well as new frameworks of professional knowledge are creating new challenges for the institutions of higher education. Hot topics include the role of universities in nation building, international markets in higher education, international collaborations and partnerships, governance in universities, quality in offshore programs, professional learning and universities, student plagiarism, academic careers for women, international students and language proficiency and language use in multicultural universities. Contributors include Michael Singh, Peter Kell, Gillian Vogl, Tony Herrington from Australia. Mary Kalantzis from the United States. Morshidi Sirat, Abdul Razak Ahmad, Sarjit Kuar Koo Yew Lie, Vincent Pang and Rozinah Jamaludin from Malaysia and Michelle Lunn from New Zealand and Yuping Wang from China. "Higher Education in the Asia Pacific: Challenges for the Future fills a vacuum in the literature on the changing nature of tertiary education with this insightful book. Arguably, we are experiencing the most dynamic change in academic life in a century and these authors discuss these changes in multiple contexts in Asia. The text investigates a veritable cornucopia of topics - the relationship between the state and the university, the nature of international collaboration, how university governance is being restructured, and the import of quality assurance, to name a few. This is a smart read on critical topics in an area that has been little studied but facing explosive growth." —William G. Tierney, University Professor & Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education, Director, Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California, WPH701, Los Angeles, CA 90089-4037 "Expansive in outreach and grounded in practical experience, this edited collection presents a rich variety of expert practitioners reflecting on the many issues shaping current and future trends in Higher Education in the Asia Pacific Region. The wide ranging issues addressed in this book offers the reader both insights and challenges in their quest to explore further and articulate the essential elements of authentic International Higher Education. An excellent resources for all involved with and concerned about Global Higher Education and its future directions." —Andrew Scown, Vice President - Academic, RMIT International University Vietnam
Category: Education

Beyond The Boundaries Changing Contexts In Language Learning

Author : Roberta Z. Lavine
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111621491
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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McGraw-Hill World Languages is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in the publication of their annual conference report, commencing with the 2001 report. The chapters in Beyond the Boundaries reflect and comment on the new contexts for language learning that continue to emerge in this country. These changes, motivated by factors such as changing societal attitude towards language learning, globalization of U.S. economy, and increased global awareness, include a growing interest in study-abroad opportunities, community-based outreach programs, and life-long learning. Beyond the Boundaries is ideal for use in teacher education and methods courses, or for undergraduate and graduate seminars that deal with issues in language education or language acquisition.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Reflective Professional In Education

Author : Carmel Jennings
ISBN : 1853023302
Genre : Education
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The Reflective Professional in Education provides insights and understandings into the building of more effective relationships with clients. It is based on experience derived from specialist work with children and families in a variety of settings, within the broad contexts of education and related fields.
Category: Education

Educational Research And Professional Learning In Changing Times The Marble Experience

Author : Jane Watson
ISBN : 9789460919459
Genre : Education
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Educational Research and Professional Learning in Changing Times reports three dimensions of a longitudinal Australian study with the ultimate aim of improving the mathematics learning outcomes for all middle school students in preparation for the quantitative literacy requirements of the 21st century. It was also hoped to improve the prospects for students with the interest to study further mathematics. The project provided professional learning opportunities for teachers, carried out case studies in individual schools, produced well-documented classroom activities in line with the aims, and measured teacher and student change over three years. The three main sections of the book cover the formal data collection and analysis, the qualitative analysis of the case studies, and some of the professional learning activities for teachers. The final section reports the reflections of the authors, especially in relation to the changing educational environment in which the project took place. Many other countries are experiencing similar educational change. The book will supplement other resources for graduate programs for pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers by modeling both a realistic approach to quantitative and qualitative research and a range of practical classroom activities. It will also assist those providing professional learning for teachers in the field unrelated to formal research, as two thirds of the content is based on classroom experiences with mathematics.
Category: Education

Handbook Of Educational Leadership And Management

Author : Brent Davies
ISBN : 0273656686
Genre : Education
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The Handbook of Educational Leadership & Management represents the most important synthesis of current and future thinking in the area and provides a benchmark for our understanding of the latest thinking and best practice of educational leadership and management.
Category: Education

Continuing Professional Development In The Lifelong Learning Sector

Author : Peter Scales
ISBN : 9780335238194
Genre : Education
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A comprehensive guide to continuing professional development in the lifelong learning sector providing teachers with practical support and guidance alongside development activities.
Category: Education

Education Reform In China

Author : Janette Ryan
ISBN : 9781136719196
Genre : EDUCATION
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Over the past decade there has been radical reform at all levels of China’s education system as it attempts to meet changing economic and social needs and aspirations. Changes have been made to pedagogy and teacher professional learning and also to the curriculum - both at the basic education level, from kindergarten to year 12, and at the higher education level. This book focuses on reform at the early childhood, primary and secondary levels, and is the companion book to China’s Higher Education Reform and Internationalisation, which covers reform at the higher education level. Education Reform in China outlines the systematic transformation that has occurred of school curriculum goals, structure and content, teaching and learning approaches, and assessment and administrative structures, including the increasing devolvement of control from the centre to provincial, district and school levels. As well as illustrating the changes that are occurring within classrooms, it demonstrates the continuity of cultural and educational ideas and values in the midst of these changes, showing that reform does not just involve the adoption of foreign ideas, but builds on and even resurrects traditional Chinese educational values. Importantly, it considers how exchanges of people and ideas can contribute to new ways of working between Western and Chinese educational systems.
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Continuing Professional Development Preparing For New Roles In Libraries A Voyage Of Discovery

Author : Paul Genoni
ISBN : 9783598440168
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Librarians and information workers the world over are faced with the constant challenge of remaining abreast of developments in their field. Rapid changes in technology and workplace roles threaten to make their skills obsolete unless they undertake constant professional development. This international collection presents a comprehensive overview of current continuing professional development theory and practice for those who manage and work in library and information services. Papers by academics and practitioners describe numerous innovative responses to emerging continuing education and training needs, including workplace learning; individual learning and learning organisations.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook Of Human Resource Development

Author : Neal F. Chalofsky
ISBN : 9781118839898
Genre : Business & Economics
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Human Resource Development Relies Upon a Strong Educational Foundation In the Handbook of Human Resource Development, Neal Chalofsky, Tonette Rocco, and Michael Lane Morris have compiled a collection of chapters sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development to address the fundamental concepts and issues that HR professionals face daily. The chapters are written and supported by professionals who offer a wide range of experience and who represent the industry from varying international and demographic perspectives. Topics addressed form a comprehensive view of the HRD field and answer a number of key questions. Nationally and internationally, how does HRD stand with regard to academic study and research? What is its place in the professional world? What are the philosophies, values, and critical perspectives driving HRD forward? What theories, research initiatives, and other ideas are required to understand HRD and function successfully within this field? As the industry grows, what are the challenges and important issues that professionals expect to face? What hot topics are occupying these professionals now? The Handbook’s insight and guidelines allows students and HR professionals to build a fundamental understanding of HRD as an industry, as a field of research, and for future professional success.
Category: Business & Economics

Clinical Education In The Health Professions

Author : Clare Delany
ISBN : 9780729579001
Genre : Medical
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Clinical settings are dynamic educational spaces that present both opportunities and barriers to learning and teaching. Designed to inform, challenge and educate health professionals about the evidence underpinning clinical education practices and outcomes, this multi-disciplinary book brings together important concepts in healthcare education and addresses context and processes of learning, professional identity and socialisation, feedback and assessment, ethics, and inter-professional education. The authors encourage teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation, and the development of individual teaching methods and styles from a theoretical base that provides relevant principles, direction and support. With clear links between theory, research and practice, collaboration from a broad range of clinical disciplines, and models for learning and teaching grounded in empirical research, Clinical Education in the Health Professions will become a standard reference for all health professionals and educators. examines patterns of practice in clinical education in the health professions, using a qualitative research focus identifies the roles of university and clinical educators, students, peers and patients in clinical education highlights implicit tensions in clinical education practice and presents strategies to identify and address such tensions challenges the reader to consider new approaches to clinical education that may optimise students’ learning and enculturation into the health professions Despite claims that clinical education lies at the heart of health care education, little empirical research has explored what constitutes effectiveness in clinical teaching and learning. This book draws on the research, ideas and expertise of researchers who have observed and researched different aspects of clinical education. Their research has spanned clinical education topics including professional identity and socialisation, assessment and feedback, pedagogical methods, clinical reasoning, dealing with ambiguity, dealing with diversity and interprofessional education. This book has been designed to synthesise empirical clinical education research and ideas about the context, value, processes and outcomes of clinical education. Each chapter presents a research based facet of clinical education as a platform from which knowledge and future research in clinical education can occur. The authors entice the reader to reconceptualise facets of their own teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation.
Category: Medical

The Oxford Handbook Of Culture And Psychology

Author : Jaan Valsiner
ISBN : 9780199366224
Genre : Psychology
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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.
Category: Psychology

Transforming Teachers Work Globally

Author : Eija Kimonen
ISBN : 9789462094703
Genre : Education
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As societies change, so do the needs of students in their education systems. This volume argues that the core professional responsibility of today’s teacher is to create learning environments in which teaching and learning are linked to real-life situations.
Category: Education

From Literature Circles To Blogs

Author : Susan M. Church
ISBN : 9781551388236
Genre : Electronic books
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An inspiring exploration of teacher-learning communities that provides a useful framework for reflection, cooperation, and collaboration.
Category: Electronic books