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December 4, 2017

The teacher educator as an agent of (social) change

Reflections on the purpose of research in teacher education

Spending some leftover hours at Oslo Gardermoen on an early Thursday morning, waiting for my airplane to Amsterdam, seems like a good opportunity...

November 23, 2017

Story-telling – a means and a method

It’s great in research when you discover something that you didn’t expect to find! As I embarked on my research for my doctorate I knew that I wanted to find out more about identity transformation for early career teacher educators; knowing that identity as a teacher educator is problematic...

October 23, 2017

Learning about inquiry

Research, inquiry, researcherly dispositions (Tack & Vanderlinde (2016), a lot has been written on these topics in relation to teacher educators and to be honest, I do not care too much about getting involved in this discussion, I rather start acting. I rather start acting. Of course, in my actions I am encouraged by literature, but for me it is the activity that counts.

August 24, 2017

Secondary (11-19) and specialist teacher identity in England

This report summarises some thinking which arises out of doctoral studies into music teacher biography (Dalladay, 2014) which has potential implications for other subject areas and which was first put forward at a recent conference...
August 18, 2017

21st century creative pedagogy: its importance in teacher education

21st century English school-based education and learning debatably needs rethinking. Our classrooms repeatedly still mirror those of the Victorian era and education may be viewed as ‘traditional’ and ‘boring’ with pupil motivation and engagement frequently a problem

August 11, 2017

Pre-service teachers as agents of change in the new Computing curriculum

In September 2014, the national curriculum in England and Wales saw a shift from teaching Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to teaching Computing. The traditional approach of educating our young people...
August 4, 2017
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The paradox as educational design: learning with and without technology

We live in a VUCA world: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.

Creation of web content knows no bounds. For example, the Designly.com web site offers a summary of digital content...

July 3, 2017

Which strategies best prepare future teachers for educational ICT-use?

The SQD (Synthesis of qualitative evidence)-model

Teacher training institutions (TTI) are expected to prepare pre-service teachers to integrate ICT in their teaching and learning practices. But promoting pre-service teachers’ competencies...

 


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