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Education & Language - Learning & Instruction | NAVIGATING IN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS


Lauriala, A., Rajala, R., Ruokamo, H., Ylitapio-Mäntylä, O. (Eds.)

2011, XIV, 283p.


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Navigating in Educational Contexts: Identities and Cultures in Dialogue includes selected papers from the 2009 Biennial Conference of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), held at the University of Lapland in Finland. This volume contains keynote addresses and papers based on the thematic presentations held at the conference: Identity, context and marginality, Professional development and learning, Context and teaching, and ICT in teaching and learning. The articles open perspectives to the challenges in. education and point to the need for dialogue between different racial, cultural, social and gender groups. The articles benefit educators, teacher educators and policy makers aiming to enhance equity and equality. Insights into teachers’ professional and personal knowledge are combined with wider social, cultural and global issues, and through experiences of learning both in Real Life and Second Life. There are many inspiring and promising ideas and approaches of how to promote quality teaching and learning. Under network-based education the topics of ICT skills and experiences, models of ICT integration, virtual reality and a simulation-based learning and online tutoring are being described and assessed. The book is rooted in the studies, practises and arguments of researchers, teachers, educators and students navigating in diverse educational contexts. It will fascinate all those involved and interested in challenging educational practises and thinking.

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Table of contents 

Foreword;Acknowledgements;Preface;IDenTITY, COnTeXT, MARGInALITY;Teaching and marginality: Lessons from teachers’ life stories;Innate temperament explains too much from a student’s school achievement?;The role of crisis in the development of student teachers’ professional identity;Learning and teaching on spaceship sarth: The search for sustainable values in education;Identity thresholds: Researching the socio-political impact of learning in immersive virtual worlds;TeACHeRS’ PROFeSSIOnAL DeVeLOPMenT AnD LeARnInG;Early formations of teacher identity: Prospective teacher candidates notions of teacher roles;Exploring the nature of teachers’ professional learning;Five steps forward - developing pedagogical expertise during teacher education;Taking metacognition a step further: Teachers sharing pedagogical purposes;“Good pal, wise dad and nagging wife” – and other views of teaching practice mentors;COnTeXT AnD TeACHInG;Transfer credits in higher education: The path to globalization;The right to education: A new foundation for schools and communities;Cosmologies and lifestyles: A cultural ecological framework and its implications for education systems;What personal factors motivate the caring teacher?;The effect of teachers’ personal beliefs and emotional intelligence on quality and effectiveness of teaching;ICT In TeACHInG AnD LeARnInG;Longitudinal study of the relationship between students’ perceptions of their problem solving and ICT skills and their ICT experience as part of their teacher education program;Professional links – professional support: Promoting the development of quality pedagogy and teachers’ self-efficacy in the use of ICT within a supportive professional learning community;Designing a pedagogical model for virtual reality and simulation-based learning environments of healthcare;Online tutoring for media education interns in practical training;Contributors;Reviewers

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