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September 8, 2019

Looking at Educational Improvement from a Lifelong Learning Perspective

A decline of a country’s test scores in international comparative tests (PISA, TIMSS) usually initiates a nationwide discussion that eventually results in questioning the quality of teacher education and teacher educators. To explain the lower achievement of pupils on these tests, a couple of things come under attack, firstly, the curriculum and the school system, secondly the quality of teachers...
May 25, 2019

Teacher Educators’ challenge to remain current to support others in their development

The Salamanca Statement (UNESCO, 1994) highlighted that every child was entitled to an education and stressed the importance of inclusion internationally. The Warnock Report (1978) outlined the importance of addressing special education needs (SEN) and working towards a more inclusive education approach. Furthermore, the Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: 0 – 25 (2015) in the United Kingdom (UK), highlights...
February 9, 2019

‘New kids on the block’ Falling through the Cracks of a Curriculum Reform

In September 2010, a major reform of the Irish post-primary mathematics curriculum was introduced nationally on a phased basis. The reform, known locally as ‘Project Maths’, involved changes to the syllabus, the way in which the content was taught, and also how it was assessed (Prendergast & O’Donoghue, 2014).
May 6, 2018

The researcher inside me; the search for meaningful research in a shifting academic landscape

We are three university-based teacher educators who since many years have reflected on our development from teacher educators to teacher educators/researchers through collaborate self-study research.
March 7, 2018

Teacher Educators as Researchers: Two stories

Teacher educators increasingly become involved in research as research is considered an important way to develop professionally as a teacher educator. However, teacher educators struggle to integrate research with their work as teacher educators.
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...

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...

 


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