Outcomes of a collaborative contextualize learning approach to teacher professional development in Papua, Indonesia

Robertson, Ann and Curtis, Peter Mark and Dann, Chris (2018) Outcomes of a collaborative contextualize learning approach to teacher professional development in Papua, Indonesia. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 17 (2). pp. 88-101. ISSN 1443-1475

Abstract

The paper reports on a teacher professional development program conducted over two years in five different regions within the province of Papua, Indonesia. The goal of the program was to assist Papuan teachers to become more aware of and skilled in the use of interactive classroom pedagogies using local resources. The paper reviews the research around successful professional development programs in developing countries, and outlines the specific cultural, pedagogical, linguistic and resourcing issues encountered in this program. An effective response within the unique context of teacher professional development in Papua necessitated a process of ongoing collaborative inquiry between Australian academics, Papuan academic advisors, local Papuan master coaches and local classroom teacher participants. The paper evaluates the perceptions of participating classroom teachers on what was of importance in the program, gathered through the use of open-ended questions, researcher field notes and participant reflective responses.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Oceania Comparative and International Education Society 2018.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 02:33
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 05:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: Papua, professional development, teacher education, collaborative inquiry
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32931

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