Teacher Thinking & Professional Action

Teacher Thinking & Professional Action

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Over the past twenty years the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT) has become world-renowned as an organisation dedicated to the discussion of current thinking in educational policy and practice. As such, the ideas aired at ISATT conferences are of the greatest significance to today's educational practitioners. This book satisfies the demand for a lasting record of ISATT's illuminating discussions on the theme. It is based on a selection of papers presented at their third bi-annual conference and has been updated by each contributor to include their current thoughts and opinions. Containing nineteen articles, each an in-depth examination of the topic, it is divided into four sections: * conceptual frames for teacher thought and action * methods and approaches to the study of teacher though and action * teacher judgment and evaluation of students * teacher thinking and teacher education. Broad in theme, international in scope and detailed this book is essential and enlightening reading for anyone with a serious interest in the ongoing development of educational thought.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15.24mm | 530g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 black & white tables, 20 black & white line drawings
  • 1138983624
  • 9781138983625

About Pam Denicolo

Pam M. Denicolo is Director of the Graduate School for Social Sciences at the University of Reading, UK. Michael Kompf is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University, Canada.show more

Table of contents

Part 1. Conceptual Frames for Teacher Thought and Action  1. The Place of Process-product Research in Developing the Agenda for Research on Teacher Thinking  2. Perspectives on the Teaching Profession or Relative Appraisal  3. The 'Collective Student as the Cognitive Reference Point of Teachersâ Thinking about their Students in the Classroom  4. A Contrast of Novice and Expert Competence in Math Lessons  Part 2. Methods and Approaches to the Study of Teacher Thought and Action  5. Strategies and Methods in Research on Teacher Thinking  6. The Ground of Professional Practice  7. Case Study in Research on Teaching: A ground for reflective practice  8. Teachersâ Personal and Professional Ideals about Practice  9. Computer Simulation as a Tool in Studying Teachersâ Cognitive Activities During Error Diagnosis in Arithmetic  Part 3. Teacher Judgment and Evaluation of Students  10. Goal Dependent Perception in Relations between Teachers and Students  11. Grading as a Quasi-rational Judgment Process  12. Analyzing Teachersâ Thoughts Prior to Student Assessment  13. Teachersâ Causal Attributions in Problematic Situations  14. Teachersâ Need for Pupil Information in Special Education  Part 4. Teacher Thinking and Teacher Education  15. Asking the Right Questions about Teacher Preparation: Contributions of research on teacher thinking  16. Using Textbooks and Teachersâ Guides: What beginning elementary teachers learn and what they need to know  17. Supervision Conferences and Student Teachersâ Thinking and Behaviour  18. Examining Complexity of Thought in Secondary Student Teachers  19. Knowing, Thinking and Doing in Learning to Teach: A research framework and some initial resultsshow more