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Enhancing teacher development through 'teacher learning circles' in Malaysian primary schools


Malakolunthu, Suseela (2015) Enhancing teacher development through 'teacher learning circles' in Malaysian primary schools. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2015), 07-11 September 2015, Corvinus University of Budapest. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Literature reiterates that collaborative inquiry and cooperation with colleagues enhance teacher learning. The experiences and encounters of a two-year Teacher Learning Circle (TLC) project in Malaysia, affirms that teachers do achieve higher levels of pedagogical proficiency through peer observation, joint planning, and post lesson evaluation that allow critical review and reinterpretation of their own teaching.Three major characteristic dimensions-detached talk to collegiality,adoption of key principles, and depths of pedagogical talks did indicate the nature of teacher interactions and the complex dynamics of the teacher learning circles.Judiciously implemented TLC would make a difference in teacher learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teacher professional development; learning circle; collegiality; pedagogical proficiency; Malaysia.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Suseela K S Malakolunthu
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2015 08:40
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 06:29
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/16045

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