Teacher Decision Making in the Classroom

Originally published in 1979, the aim of this collection of papers was to achieve greater understanding of classroom decision-making and its consequences, to identify and map existing knowledge, and to indicate where it might be augmented.

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Author: John Eggleston

Publisher: Routledge Revivals

ISBN: 1138321370

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Page: 248

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Making decisions is one of the main activities of the teacher's work. Considered or apparently unconsidered, these decisions significantly affect the lives of all who work in classrooms, both children and the teachers themselves. Originally published in 1979, the aim of this collection of papers was to achieve greater understanding of classroom decision-making and its consequences, to identify and map existing knowledge, and to indicate where it might be augmented. The contributors were researchers and teachers from schools, universities and colleges at the time, and they examine the process of teacher decision-making from sociological, psychological, economic and other perspectives. The book includes a detailed analysis of life in the classroom from a phenomenological perspective, explorations based on micro-economic techniques, and structural perspectives on the role of the teacher in the school. The concluding papers examine the possibilities for social change, given the constraints on the work of the teacher.

Reflective Teacher Education

The vision of preparing teachers as decision makers and leaders in improvement of curriculum and instruction has persisted but the concept of autonomy in the teacher - leadership role has been balanced by increasing emphasis on the ...

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Author: Linda Valli

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791411311

Category: Education

Page: 312

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The Teacher Decision Maker and Curriculum Planner

These words imply that supportive service personnel could further help teachers become better decision makers merely by changing the tone , direction , or innuendo of their action patterns . Supportive staff members could accomplish ...

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Author: Robert S. Harnack

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002497694

Category: Decision making

Page: 142

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Teaching as Decision Making

The text addresses the teacher as designer and decision maker. In these roles the teacher takes control of the materials and curriculum, designs the units, and makes instructional modifications based upon the particular group being ...

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Author: Marvin Pasch

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: UVA:X001624091

Category: Classroom management

Page: 360

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Social Interaction and Teacher Cognition

INTRODUCTION The metaphor of teacher-as-decision-maker (Nunan 1992) reflects how teachers conceptualise their work and the kind of decision-making underpinning teaching (Tsang 2004). Lessons are dynamic, unpredictable and interactive in ...

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Author: Li Li

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748675784

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Investigates language teachers thoughts, beliefs and knowledge through the lens of social interactionIn the past decade there has been a surge of interest in the study of language teacher cognition what language teachers know, think and believe and of its relationship to teachers classroom practices. Social Interaction and Teacher Cognition is the first book to use a discursive psychological perspective to examine teacher cognitions. Informed by conversation analysis (CA), the book offers a close examination of cognition-in-interaction in three distinctive aspects: learning to teach, novice and expert teachers cognition, and interactive decision making. The book views cognition as a socially constructed and contextual process, and treats interaction as a framework that deals with psychological matters in a public and visible way. It will be of particular relevance to those researching teacher cognition in EFL contexts and will appeal to anyone interested in the study of classroom interaction.Features a three part structure of survey, analysis and application Takes a discursive psychological approach to teacher cognitions Uses conversation analysis to examine cognition-in-interaction Provides detailed examples of language in interaction in EFL contexts

Teachers Professional Development on Problem Solving

TEACHERS AS DECISION MAKERS Research into the cognitive process of teachers has become a promising field of scientific inquiry since the 1970s. A crucial research program on teachers' thinking was led by Shavelson (1973), ...

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Author: Judit Orgoványi-Gajdos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463007115

Category: Education

Page: 134

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Since teaching is a practical activity, efficient problem-solving skill is one of the fundamental competencies teachers need to possess. All teachers face challenging school situations during teaching-learning process no matter where they teach or since when. Despite similarities appearing on the surface, every school situation is unique and depends on several internal and external factors that should have been taken into account. Therefore, in many problematic cases it is not enough to deal with the symptoms, but teachers need to go deeper. This book provides a theoretical and practical background for this step-by-step problem solving-oriented thinking process. The practical activities can help teachers to frame and identify their challenges, to analyse the cause and effect of their situation, and also to find their own solutions and strategies. The material in this book can be used in pre-service or in-service teacher training that deal with pedagogic cases, or challenges of teaching and learning processes. However, most of the tools can also be used individually by teachers at any stage of their career, including any type of compulsory education, thanks to the clear description of each technique.

How Teachers Learn

An Educational Psychology of Teacher Preparation Michael D. Andrew, James R. Jelmberg. increasing emphasis on the group ... Program Vision Central to our vision is the teacher as reflective decision maker . Teacher decisions are called ...

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Author: Michael D. Andrew

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433108429

Category: Education

Page: 244

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"...in this book is assembled the results of over 30 years of research and reflection documenting the positive results from designing a thoughtful and rigorous model of teacher education."---Richard L. Schwab, University of Connecticut --

What s Noteworthy on Teaching

The Hunter Model of instruction places the teacher On the other hand , if a better idea emerges during class , first and foremost as the decision maker in the classroom . the teacher should pursue it . After years of observing teachers ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112105177882

Category: Classroom management

Page: 46

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Teacher Decision Making in the Classroom

In 1969 Bjerstedt wrote (p.55), A teacher is in his daily work to a great extent a decision maker in a situation of constant social exchange, where the inability to make a decision at the right moment or inadequacy in social relations ...

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Author: John Eggleston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429840166

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Making decisions is one of the main activities of the teacher’s work. Considered or apparently unconsidered, these decisions significantly affect the lives of all who work in classrooms, both children and the teachers themselves. Originally published in 1979, the aim of this collection of papers was to achieve greater understanding of classroom decision-making and its consequences, to identify and map existing knowledge, and to indicate where it might be augmented. The contributors were researchers and teachers from schools, universities and colleges at the time, and they examine the process of teacher decision-making from sociological, psychological, economic and other perspectives. The book includes a detailed analysis of life in the classroom from a phenomenological perspective, explorations based on micro-economic techniques, and structural perspectives on the role of the teacher in the school. The concluding papers examine the possibilities for social change, given the constraints on the work of the teacher.

Teacher Cognition and Language Education

The account presented here goes beyond an analysis of interactive decisions and of the immediate factors motivating these; ... 1998 above) emphasizes the metaphor of teacher as decision-maker – a conceptualization of teaching which, ...

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Author: Simon Borg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472526953

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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The study of teacher cognition - what teachers think, know and believe - and of its relationship to teachers' classroom practices has become a key theme in the field of language teaching and teacher education. This new in paperback volume provides a timely discussion of the research which now exists on language teacher cognition. The first part of the book considers what is known about the cognitions of pre-service and practicing teachers, and focuses specifically on teachers' cognitions in teaching grammar, reader and writing. The second part of the book evaluates a range of research methods which have been used in the study of language teacher cognition and provides a framework for continuing research in this fascinating field. This comprehensive yet accessible account will be relevant to researchers, teacher educators and curriculum managers working in language education contexts.