22-T4 Teaching and   Teacher Education

Names course coordinators/tutors plus e-mail address

Dineke Tigelaar Dtigelaar@iclon.leidenuniv.nl
Julia van Leeuwen julia.vanleeuwen@ru.nl
Helma Oolbekkink-Marchand helma.oolbekkinkmarchand@han.nl

Course description:

In the course, scholars who carry out research in the field of teaching and teacher education will present and discuss their research with the participants. Together these contributions give an overview of research in the domain of Teaching and Teacher Education.

To prepare for the workshops, students read the corresponding literature, put points of discussion in an online environment and prepare questions before each workshop. Participants also work on an assignment that will be worked out and presented on the fifth day.

We intend to make a choice for 8 of the workshop topics mentioned below, based on the research topics of current PhD-candidates in the field of Teaching and Teacher Education:

  1. An interpersonal perspective on teaching
  2. Differentiation: a critical discussion
  3. Teacher learning in professional learning communities
  4. Student teachers’ professional identity development
  5. Classroom management / teacher learning studied with new/innovative methods (for example the use of VR-technology)
  6. Didactic development of teachers (teacher as designer and focus on specific school subjects)
  7. Pedagogical role of teachers (pedagogical professionality)
  8. The teacher as a researcher in the school
  9. Adaptive expertise of teachers and teacher agency
  10. Learning processes / professionalization of teacher educators

Course objectives:

At the end of this Masterclass, students will have gained an overview of the domain of Teaching and Teacher Education and the different perspectives that are present in the domain. In addition they are able to evaluate and reflect on their own position as a researcher and on the position of their PhD-research in the domain of Teaching and Teacher Education.

Requirements/entry level:

For PhD candidates in educational sciences no entry level is required.

Please let us know beforehand if you are:

  • A PhD candidate lacking a background in teacher education and/or not having a master in educational science
  • A dual PhD candidate

For PhD candidates lacking a background in teacher education and/or not having a master in educational science, extra reading materials are available. Dual PhD candidates have the possibility to follow a selection of the workshops of their own choice (at least 4); please discuss the possibilities with the course coordinators beforehand.

 Course Programme

Meetings:

During the first four meetings, participants attend the expert workshops and prepare these sessions with their peers. In addition, they work on their assignment that will be worked out and presented on the final day.

Specification of the workload:

The course consists of 3 EC (84 hrs), consisting of 40 hrs meetings and 44 hrs preparation (reading literature, posing questions for discussion).

Dates:

9 and 10 November, 30 November, 1 and 2 December 2022

Location:

Utrecht, to be determined, preferably in-person

Maximum number of participants: 25

Assessment:

Reflect on the literature for and the themes discussed in the workshops.  

You can use the following questions as inspiration for your reflective thoughts:

  • –             What questions did you have beforehand?
  • –             What new insights (content-related, methodological, etc.) did you get from the workshops?
  • –             Did you notice any viewpoints or foci within these educational research themes that have gradually changed over the past ten or twenty years?
  • –             Which aspects in the available literature or the workshops on these themes do you think are particularly relevant to study more in educational research in general, and why?
  • –             Which aspects in the available literature or the workshops on these themes do you think are particularly valuable for your own PhD study, and what are your intentions as a researcher in this regard?

Form

We have chosen to give you maximum freedom in choosing a form for finishing your assignment. Based on your reflective thoughts, you can choose to write an essay, a poster, and also other options. You can (only) make an oral presentation, e.g., using PowerPoint or Prezi, you can develop a booklet or brochure, etc.

The last day of this masterclass is a project day. In the afternoon, 3 groups (of 4/5 students each) will present their combined ideas. In the morning, these groups will have time to finalize the presentations. The presentations of the afternoon will be assessed.

Your masterclass credit will be based on this (group) assessment together with your active participation during the masterclass.

Specific requirements, format, criteria and group constellation will be introduced at the first meeting of the masterclass, taking into account the background and trajectory of the participants.

Feedback

Both peer feedback and teacher feedback will be provided on the draft assignment and the presentation of the final assignment. In addition, a school leader, NRO coordinator and a teacher (educator) will provide feedback on the assignments from a practical and scientific perspective.

We intend to have a course that is fully in-person, but also have the alternative schedule of the online course in 2020 to use if this is necessary due to covid-19 measures.

Day 1 – 9 November 2022Speakers (to be determined)
1000-1100Introduction to the masterclassDr. Dineke Tigelaar Dr. Helma Oolbekkink Julia van Leeuwen, MSc
1115-1200Discussion about the literature 
1230-1400Workshop 1 
1415-1545Workshop 2 
1600-1630Discussion about workshops 
1630-1700Wrap-up (+ start working on assignment*) 
Day 2 – 10 November 2022 
1000-1100Prepare assignment 
1115-1200Discussion about the literature 
1230-1400Workshop 3 
1415-1545Workshop 4 
1600-1630Discussion about workshops 
1630-1700Work on assignment* 
Day 3 – 30 November 2022 
930-1100Work on assignment 
1115-1200Discussion about the literature 
1230-1400Workshop 5 
1415-1545Workshop 6 
1600-1630Discussion about workshops 
1630-1700Wrap-up (+ work on assignment) 
Day 4 – 1 December 2022 
930-1100Peer feedback on assignment 
1115-1200Discussion about the literature 
1230-1400Workshop 7 
1415-1545Workshop 8 
1600-1630Discussion about workshops 
1630-1700Wrap-up (+ work on assignment) 
Day 5 – 2 December 2022 
930-1230To be determined / group work / assignment work 
1300-1600– Presentations – Feedback from external professionals – Plenary discussion 
1600-1630Wrap-up 
1630-?Drinks