Category: Professional Concerns, Training and Development

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From Preparation to Practice: The Experiences of Beginning Teacher in Kiengiang Province,A Remote Area of Mekong Delta Region in Vietnam.

This study examines the experience of beginning teacher in the Kien Giang province, an area located in one of remote areas of the Mekong Delta region in the south-west of Vietnam. Through focus group discussion and in-depth interview with 29 new teachers, the findings showed that the participants felt they were not well equipped during

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The Attitudde and Performance of the Cadets of Maritime Instutution during Shipboard Training: An Assesment

The study was conducted to measure the performances of the cadets of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) during their shipboard training. The feedback coming from the ship officers are vital to determine and evaluate the performance of the MAAP cadets and to make necessary actions and adjustments prior to their embarkation.

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Resocialisation and Change Implications for Inservice Teacher Professional Development

A sociocultural perspective on teacher education highlights the process of resocialisation (Johnson, 2009) faced by experienced teachers returning to their institutional teaching context following in-service education and training (INSET). Similar to the socialisation of novice teachers, resocialisation identifies constraints at the level of the institution that teachers are likely to encounter when implementing (and later

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Double-Talk: A Bakhtinian Take on the Code-Mixing Practices of English Language Teachers in China

It is a common phenomenon in many English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts for teachers to use the first language to teach English, as it is often assumed that this code-mixing eases novice learners into the target language. However, the extent to which and the exact ways in which such code-mixing practices support student

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The Status Quo and Future of the Off-Campus Internship Programs for Students in the Departments of Electronic Engineering and Information

Off campus internship has been regarded as an important facet of the industry-university collaboration for the education of the students. Its major purpose is to promote students’ competitiveness and know-how in the future job market. Currently, among all the colleges and universities, the highest number of professional talents is trained in the department of electronic

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Initial Teachers’ Education and Training: An Amazing Challenge

The article is focused on initial teacher training and illustrates the historical features and the institutional and political background that should be considered in order to understand how initial teacher education and training has developed. To design policies which allow to educate and train teachers is an incredible challenge. In today‘s context, with the undergoing

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Education in Africa for the Twenty First Century: Perspectives for Change

Education in its widest sense is at cross roads of societal development and change. The key to understanding the situation of education is to recognize that it is neither an isolated phenomenon nor a dependent one; it receives and contributes, it creates and created. It is at its creative best when it is interwoven with

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Bridging the Talent Gap of the Petroleum Industry: Developing Transnational Competency-Based Education

Petroleum workforce is facing a serious challenge despite high international migration flows. Many countries are becoming more restrictive towards inward migration in order to protect their existing workforces against unemployment. However, two primary issues are impacting the oil and gas industry: deficient supply of people with necessary skills and the aging demographics with the high

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The Study of Writing Reflective Cases to Promote Student Teachers Professional Growth

Reflective teaching is a process where teachers think over their teaching practices, analyzing how something was taught and how the practice might be improved or changed for better learning outcomes. Some points of consideration in the reflection process might be what is currently being done, why it’s being done and how well students are learning.

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Economies of Scale of Worker’s Continuing Professional Development in Selected Universities in South-South Nigeria

The return to scale constitutes a significant investment index in the determination of the quantum of resources that is deployed in investment decision on worker’s continuing professional development. Such investment decision is always predicted on the expected outcomes to the individual, institution and the society in context. Several investments in the development of human capacity

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Effect of Inclusive Education Awareness Programme on Preservice Teachers

In India, the concept of inclusive education schools is gaining importance to provide equal opportunities for education for all. Aims of schools in India has is to include students with special needs in the regular classrooms. However, biggest challenge they face is lack of awareness among teachers about inclusive education.Educationists across India have felt the

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What Feedback for Teachers? A Pilot for the Teacher as a Reflective Practitioner

“Teachers need feedback”, said Bill Gates in a famous TED talk speaking about the technique of using videorecording in the classroom. In fact, the use of video is a powerful tool to analyze behaviours and to reflect on implicit teaching routines in a sort of “self-mirroring” activity, as described by Shön in the reflective practitioner

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Learning Strategies Cultivating Contemplative Mind in Thai Teacher Education

The purposes of the study were to study the methods and the techniques used to raise student’ inner changes and the positive outer results of those changes. The new consciousness leading to ‘Professional Qualified Teacher’, the identity of Naresuan Teacher Education was accordingly expected to be found in the study. The author employed Contemplative Pedagogy

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Who Am I? Omani English Language Teachers Professional Identities

This presentation will shed some light on the concept of teacher professional identity and the impact of educational policies on the development of this identity from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The initial findings of the research conducted on Omani English language teachers professional identities will be discussed and revealed. This presentation will draw on

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A Social Constructivist Approach toward Teacher Learning: A Case Study Aimed at Revitalizing the Japanese Teacher Development Approach, ‘Jugyokenkyu’, Internationally Recognized as Lesson Study

The material in this presentation describes the results of several teachers going through a teacher-learning process in Japan known as ‘Jugyokenkyu’, referred to internationally as ‘Lesson Study’ (LS). We argue that LS is effective because it coheres with a Vygotskian view that ‘learning is social’ and therefore, with principles found in educational psychology aligned with

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Transcending Teacher Professional Development from Deterministic to Complexity

The multiplicity of factors and actors that come at play to make teacher professional development (TPD) a strategic and powerful scheme for improving teacher practices is mounting and evident in educational practices and theories. Consequently, the traditional perspectives that view TPD as events and methods for teacher learning in isolation with other factors and actors

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Situation, Problem, and Need in Teaching and Learning Process Based on Research-Based Approach of a School Belonging to Mahasarakham Provincial Administrative Organization: Nakha Witayakhom School, Mahasarakham, Thailand

The purpose of this study was to investigate the situation; problem and need related the teaching and learning process of a school belonging to Mahasarakham Provincial Administrative Organization. In this study, a Nakha Wittayakhom School was selected as a sample group by using the purposive sampling technique. Participants were 25 teachers from 8 learning areas;

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Continunous Professional Development Program for Novice Teachers of English

Novice language teachers, especially those who are in their first or second year of teaching, generally feel a need for in-service programs that better equips them for the institutional needs, expectations and challenges, as well as meeting their own professional development agenda. Although most educational institutions have their own induction and in-service programs, most of

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A Model of Small-Group Problem-Based Learning in Pharmacy Education: Teaching in the Clinical Environment

Problem-based Learning (PBL) is an alternate method of instruction that incorporates basic elements of cognitive learning theory. Colleges of pharmacy use PBL to aid anticipated learning outcomes and practice competencies for pharmacy student. The purpose of this study were to implement and evaluate a model of small group PBL for 5th year pharmacy students in

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The Educator Fraud Paradigm and Implications for Educators and Academia

In response to the USA Today and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles indicating massive educator cheating, states have been under intense pressure to develop initiatives to detect, deter and investigate educator cheating. In spite of increased public scrutiny, there has been limited guidance from the federal government. Added to this, reductions in state tax collections have

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Applying a Tailored Time Management Course in Reducing Wasting-Time Attitude of University Students in the Field of Clothing Technology

The purpose of the present study was to apply a tailored time management course on fourth year students at the Home Economics Department, Women Faculty for Art, Science, and Education at University of Ain Shams, Egypt, to improve their planning and productivity in the field of clothing technology. During this study, the time consumed in