Presentation of a Teacher's Practical Knowledge from Professional Learning to Instructional Innovation
Yan-Bin Wei, National Central University, Taiwan ; Huan-Ching Chen, National Yuanlin ChungShih Industrial Vocational High School, Taiwan ; Shinn-Rong Lin, Por-I Li, Ya-Wen Chen, National Central University, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper is about professional learning and instructional innovation in the context of becoming a progressive-looking teacher on his way to integrating technology into instruction. It will present narrative accounts expressed by a vocational school progressive-looking teacher that show how he has created professional knowledge through inquiry. These narrative excerpts will present the voices of the progressive-looking teacher as he deals with his most pressing issues and concerns, examines prior knowledge in the light of new understandings, and constructs new knowledge through the processes of reflection, dialogue and inquiry. The details of the narratives will be illustrative of the ways in which this progressive-looking teacher has learned to question the taken-for-granted in their lives, to find patterns and connections, and to think critically and creatively. They will show this teacher and his personality behind the ideas and the issues, and provide glimpses of his personal hopes, beliefs, theories, worldviews, passions and preoccupations.
Wei, Y.B., Chen, H.C., Lin, S.R., Li, P.I. & Chen, Y.W. (2008). Presentation of a Teacher's Practical Knowledge from Professional Learning to Instructional Innovation. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3328-3340). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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