Transforming Teachers' Practice Through Action Learning

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Title Transforming Teachers' Practice Through Action Learning
Author Billett, Stephen Richard
Book Title International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work: Bridging Academic and Vocational Learning
Editor R McClean, D N Wilson & C Chinien
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Abstract This chapter critically appraises the potential of action learning as a professional development strategy for teachers. Using the case of a professional development program which prepared vocational teachers to become industry consultants, the chapter examines the potential and the impediments of this approach to managing change in technical and vocational education. The chapter commences with a brief commentary on individual change or learning from cognitive and social constructivist and change theory perspectives. Next, the case study is described and findings from an evaluation of the program are discussed. Finally, some conclusions are drawn about how the action learning based approaches to educational change might be best enacted and evaluated.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.springerlink.com
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01103-0_15
Volume 3
Chapter Number VIII.13
Page from 1333
Page to 1349
ISBN 978-1-4020-5280-4
Date Accessioned 2009-09-09
Date Available 2010-08-23T07:01:51Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29496
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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