Issues of teacher professional learning within ‘non-traditional’ classroom environments

Campbell, Matthew and Saltmarsh, Sue and Chapman, Amy and Drew, Christopher (2013) Issues of teacher professional learning within ‘non-traditional’ classroom environments. Improving Schools, 16 (3). pp. 209-222. ISSN 1365-4802

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Abstract

In response to the demands of the ‘21st century learner’, classroom environments are increasingly moving
away from traditional models of a single-teacher isolated in their classroom. There is an advent of ‘nontraditional’
environments that challenge long-held practices in teaching. To support these changes there is a
pressing need to create opportunities for professional learning. This article reports on a study undertaken
within three primary schools that had recently adopted ‘non-traditional’ classroom environments. The study aimed to identify how these new spaces were shaping teaching practices and the challenges that they presented for professional learning. This article presents findings from this study with recommendations for how systems and schools can better manage the opportunities presented by these ‘non-traditional’ environments.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 03:55
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 03:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexible-learning spaces, professional learning, teacher leadership, teacher practice
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1365480213501057
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30204

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