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Developing pre-service teacher knowledge using online forums: supporting confident and competent teaching practices (2018)
Journal Article
Dockerty, K. (in press). Developing pre-service teacher knowledge using online forums: supporting confident and competent teaching practices. Journal of education for teaching : JET, 45(4),

This small study examines how one group (n = 59) of first year undergraduate students developed their knowledge through co-construction using an online forum as a platform as part of a three-year Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme. Professional... Read More

Deep learning : enriching teacher training through mobile technology and international collaboration (2018)
Journal Article
Gibbs, J., & Naylor, A. (2018). Deep learning : enriching teacher training through mobile technology and international collaboration. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 10(1), 62-77. doi:10.4018/IJMBL.2018010105

This article presents results from an international collaboration between college students and pre-service teachers in Norway and the UK. This research is part of a large, international project exploring and developing the interrelationship between m... Read More

Beginning teachers’ perceptions of mentors and access to communities of practice (2017)
Journal Article
Shields, S., & Murray, M. (2017). Beginning teachers’ perceptions of mentors and access to communities of practice. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 6(4), 317-331. doi:10.1108/ijmce-01-2017-0004

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore beginning teachers’ perceptions of the role of the mentor in the early stages of developing a professional identity. The beginning teachers in our study are defined as having been awarded qualified te... Read More

Do tablets cure the pedagogy headache? (2016)
Journal Article
Hopkins, P. (2016). Do tablets cure the pedagogy headache?

Tablet devices have made a huge impact in schools and in 2015 they were predicted to outsell personal computers (Gartner, 2014). 70 per cent of UK schools are estimated to be using tablets (BBC, online) and across Europe, “laptops, tablets and net-bo... Read More

Common pressures, same results? Recent reforms in professional standards and competences in teacher education for secondary teachers in England, France and Germany (2015)
Journal Article
Page, T. M. (2015). Common pressures, same results? Recent reforms in professional standards and competences in teacher education for secondary teachers in England, France and Germany. Journal of education for teaching : JET, 41(2), 180-202. doi:10.1080/02607476.2015.1011900

Over the last decade the introduction of professional standards and competences in Initial Teacher Education for Secondary teachers in England, France, and Germany has provided the cornerstone of education reform in all three countries. The precise n... Read More