Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education
Report From The International Alliance of Teacher Education Institutes
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Global Context
GLOBAL CONTEXTSAs 21st century global citizens we face a future of uncertainty, yet one with both challenges and opportunities.
We have to prepare citizen-workers for a turbulent future terrorism threats, environmental degradation, financial crisis, food scarcities...
Huge transformations in the global economy, emergence of the knowledge economy, vast changes introduced by communication and information technology.
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education 21st century learning
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Source : enGauge 21st Century SkillsTime
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Einstien
The real difficulty that has baffled the sages of all times is this:How can we make our teaching so potent in the emotional life of man that its influence should withstand the pressure of the elemental psychic forces in the individual? Albert EinsteinTransforming 21st Century Teacher Education Tr quality
Well prepared and motivated teachers are the most important variable in ensuring reforms succeed.Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Graph
*Among the top 20% of teachers**Among the bottom 20% of teachersSource:Sanders & Rivers Cumulative and Residual Effects on Future Student Academic AchievementStudent performance Student with low-performing teacher**50th percentile
8Age (yrs) Two students withsame performanceTransforming 21st Century Teacher Education Teacher quality is critical .
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The first thing is to help governments prioritize.
Lets say you take two students at the 50th percentile. They could go to the same school, with the same books, the same curriculum, the same spending, the same IT resources, the same exams, the same inspections, the same governance same everything.
Except you give one of them a good teacher, and one of them a bad teacher. In just three years, their performance will diverge by 53 percentile points.
Teacher quality matters more than anything else in an education system. Most of the rest of a students performance can be explained by who their parents are, and the socio-economics of where they go to school.
Once you know that, you can help governments to prioritize what they do when they reform their education systems
How exactly is teacher quality and teaching quality related to learning quality?Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education -ConcernsWhat is
What is quality teaching?How do we measure teaching quality?Sustaining high quality teaching?
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education -ConcernsMessage one
Message One: There is an urgent need to re-conceptualize teachers work as complex and demanding.Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Teachers work
Teachers work is complex characterized by uncertainty, intangibility and ambiguity and requiring a high degree of initiative, thought, judgement and skill to do well...Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Redefined Ingersoll( 2003)
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Teacher qualityAn improvement in teacher quality requires a re-conceptualization of teachers work and of initial teacher education.
Best brought about by a redefined professionalism
Redefined Professionalism recognizes some critical attributes as key to twenty first century teachers work.
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Teacher qualityRedefined Professionalism recognizes the following as critical attributes :
intellectual dimension of teaching, a balance of autonomy, control and responsibility,reflexivity, heteronomy continuous learning
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Teacher qualityRedefined Professionalism : Contextual and Cultural Differences
Need to deal with processes both global and nationalHow similar and dissimilar are these elements (for e.g. professionalism and autonomy) in China, Denmark, Singapore, USA etc?
Exemplar: Lesson study
Exemplar: Japanese teachers lesson study
Cycles of activities in which teacher groups, usually by grade level, together design, implement and improve one or more research lessons
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Teacher quality
Lessons are then taught by teachers, with team members observing lessons and taking careful notes on learning processes.Generate shareable knowledge and the development of schools as organizations where teachers can learn and progress together.
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Teacher qualitySources: Lewis & Tsuchida (1998); Stevenson & Stigler (1992); Stigler & Hiebert (1999)Message
Message Two: Innovative pathways in recruitment and continuous innovation in teacher preparation programmes are required.Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education PathwaysTeacher preparation programmes require continuous innovation to respond to changing needs.
How do we prepare quality teachers?What research evidence can inform us about design of new programmes?How to bridge the theory-practice divide?Strengthening culturally responsive ITE pedagogyEnhancing role of ICT in ITE teaching and learning
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education -PathwaysExemplar
Exemplar : Programme InnovationChinas Master of Education for Secondary Schools in Rural Areas.A solution to the quality problem in rural schools.
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Pathways
The cycle lasts 5 years.The first year - teaching assignment in a secondary school in a county. The second year full-time course work. The third year - teaching, taking up online courses and completing a dissertation. No examinations but dissertation and an oral examination taken in the third year. The fourth and fifth years are spent teaching full-time in the school.
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education PathwaysAnother example
Exemplar Partnerships in UK (DCSF-UK)Part of the Childrens Plan that envisages the 21st Century school as an environmentOf excellent teaching and learning.With highly personalized supportWith necessary partnerships that views systemic integration as a key responsibility in bringing about greater good for children and youth
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Partnerships
Training teachers for the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL). In part a response to Need for early professional development that builds upon and extends UK experiences with partnership models Continues to see the school as a valuable site for professional learning
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education PartnershipsMessage
Message Three: Teacher education is enhanced by comprehensive teacher induction that fosters lifelong learning.Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education Teacher InductionInduction is a vital part in the formation of teacher professionalism and identity.
Induction is most effective when seen as a comprehensive system beyond just support and assistance for beginning teachers.
A comprehensive curriculum is needed.
Effective professional development strategies seek the active involvement of teachers, is largely school based, developmental in nature and on-going.
Exemplar : Singapores Structured Mentoring Programme (SMP)
Designed by MOE, National Institute of Education (NIE) and practitioners Aims to improve beginning teacher skills, provide transition support, enhance retention. Sees mentoring as induction, development and growthIdentifies Advising, Encouraging, Guiding, Role Modelling and Coaching as key aspects
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education InductionMessage
Message Four: New designs for teacher education will need to rest on strong partnerships with key stakeholders.Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education PartnershipsSuccessful partnerships occur when faculties of education maintain close ties with schools, deeply engage other faculties in the university as well as involving other agencies in teacher preparation.
Governments play a key role in facilitating partnerships in teacher education.
Principles and strategies must be put in place to ensure a productive and successful partnership in teacher preparation.
Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education PartnershipsNew thinking around Partnerships Interagency collaboration is both promising and challenging ...need to manage tensions between autonomy and relational agency
From bilateral to multilateral ...how to best bring existing networks of expertise to manage educational issues.
We can meet the challenge of providing quality education for allMoral imperative, growing research base, many examples of innovationNew recognition of the value of enhanced teacher and teaching qualityAlliance is a strong step forward!Transforming 21st Century Teacher Education
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