Teachers' professional judgement in real teaching situations

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Abstract

Teachers' daily work is complex consisting of teaching, dialogue with pupils, principals,
colleagues, parents besides a variety of daily supervision tasks. This entails that the
teachers' workdays are loaded with judgements, evaluations, reflections and actions founded on
reasonable considerations. Teachers' capability to make sensible judgements in pedagogical
situations and moments are based on their personal norms and knowledge. Norms and
knowledge that makes it possible for them to make well-considered decisions regarding good
teaching. Teachers' planned changes in teaching are typically well-prepared, well-rehearsed, and
experience based. Disturbances, unexpected ruptures or deviations from plan demand that
teachers improvise regarding which actions to carry out. The considerations the teachers make in
these situations are not directly available for investigation. The actions can be conscious as well as
unconscious and they are expressed bodily and verbally. The presentation will discuss
methodological approach on how to investigate teachers' professional judgement. We will use
video recordings of actual teaching situations to generate dialogue with the participating teachers.
The dialogue will focus on their verbalisations and reflections regarding selected situations in their
teaching and the decisions, they made along it.
Keywords: teachers, professional judgement, complex workday, actions, reflections
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2015
StatusUdgivet - 2015

Emneord

  • Læring, pædagogik og undervisning
  • Skoler, fag og institutioner
  • Børn og unge

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