Teachers' professional development on problem solving : theory and practice for teachers and teacher educators /

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 su...

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Main Author: Orgovanyi-Gajdos, Judit (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Rotterdam : Sense Publishers, [2016]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Problem Solving as a Cross-Curricular Skill of Teachers
  • Teachers as Decision Makers
  • Teacher and Teaching Competencies
  • Teacher Expertise
  • Teachers as Problem Solvers
  • Teachers' Challenges and Professional Development in Different Stages
  • Preservice Stage
  • New Teacher Stage
  • Experienced Teacher Stage
  • Main Features of the Training Programme for Teachers' Professional Development on Problem Solving
  • Context and the Main Aim of the Programme
  • The Approaches of the Problem in the Field of Education
  • Teachers' Knowledge of Their Practice
  • Reflecting Thinking and Reflective Teaching
  • Thinking Frameworks and Tools
  • Self-Case Reflection
  • Constructivism and the Role of Teacher Educators
  • Pair Peer Coaching
  • Outcomes of the Programme
  • The Structure of the Training Programme
  • Training Programme for Teachers' Professional Development on Problem Solving: Course Activities and Materials
  • 1st Block: Welcome and Introduction
  • 2nd Block: Teacher Roles, Competencies and Developmental Needs
  • 3rd Block: What Does Problem Mean? (Problem, Challenge, Task)
  • 4th Block: How Does the Problem Solving Process Work?
  • 5th Block: Why Is It a Problem for Me? (Perception, Problem Identification and Stating the Goal)
  • 6th Block: What Could Be the Reason of this Problem? (Information 1)
  • 7th Block: Facts and Opinions (Information 2)
  • 8th Block: Collecting Alternative Solutions (Possibilities 1)
  • 9th Block: Generating New Solutions (Possibilities 2)
  • 10th Block: How Do I Choose? (Decision Making)
  • 11th Block: Planning, Performing, and Evaluating
  • Appendix
  • References.