Teachers interacting with students – an important (and potentially overlooked) domain for academic development during times of impact

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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Conference Center
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This paper responds to increasingly common calls for academic developers to produce evidence of the impact of their work. It argues that theoretical models in use are imprecise and therefore fail to explain observed variations in professional development activities. To complement existing methods of evaluation, it suggests the value of attending to concrete situations where teachers interact with students, drawing on previous research on teachers’ thinking as they interact with and observe student learning. Thereby a more fine-grained framework emerges. Arguably improved models for design and evaluation of professional development activities might prove crucial for the survival of the profession.


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