Extending experiential learning in teacher professional development
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Girvan C., Conneely C., Tangney B., Extending experiential learning in teacher professional development, Teaching and Teacher Education, 58, 2016, 129 - 139
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This paper introduces the use of experiential learning during the early stages of teacher professional development. Teachers observe student outcomes from the very beginning of the process and experience new pedagogical approaches as learners themselves before adapting and implementing them in their own classrooms. This research explores the implementation of this approach with teachers in Irish second level schools who are being asked to make significant pedagogic changes as part of a major curriculum reform. Teachers’ self-reflections, observations and interviews demonstrate how the process and outcomes influenced their beliefs, resulting in meaningful changes in classroom practice.
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Teaching and Teacher Education;
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