The impact of an in-service professional development course on writing teacher attitudes and pedagogy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335941
Title:
The impact of an in-service professional development course on writing teacher attitudes and pedagogy
Authors:
Cheung, Yin Ling
Abstract:
In education, it is commonly believed that the quality of teachers' learning experiences directly affects the quality of their students' learning experiences. Specifically, teachers' continuing learning may bring about positive effects on student learning. For the past ten years or so, research has emphasized the effects of professional development courses on teachers in hard science disciplines. Little attention has been paid to study the influences of those courses on teachers in the 'soft' sciences, such as English language, especially in the area of teaching of writing. Against this background, I undertook a study to investigate how an in-service professional development course influences the teaching attitudes of writing teachers who enrolled on the course and their teaching practice. I argue that the professional development course empowered the teachers with skills useful for the teaching of writing. I also argue that the course positively changed the attitudes of the teachers towards their practice in the teaching of writing. It is suggested that teachers need to engage in continuing professional development to improve the quality of their teaching.
Affiliation:
English Language and Literature Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Citation:
Cheung, Y.,. L. (2013) 'The impact of an in-service professional development course on writing teacher attitudes and pedagogy', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 3 (1), pp.12-18.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335941
Additional Links:
http://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-3-issue-1/the-impact-of-an-in-service-professional-development-course-on-writing-teacher-attitudes-and-pedagogy
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Volume 3; Issue 1
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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dc.contributor.authorCheung, Yin Lingen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-21T12:09:51Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-21T12:09:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-03-
dc.identifier.citationCheung, Y.,. L. (2013) 'The impact of an in-service professional development course on writing teacher attitudes and pedagogy', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 3 (1), pp.12-18.en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/335941-
dc.description.abstractIn education, it is commonly believed that the quality of teachers' learning experiences directly affects the quality of their students' learning experiences. Specifically, teachers' continuing learning may bring about positive effects on student learning. For the past ten years or so, research has emphasized the effects of professional development courses on teachers in hard science disciplines. Little attention has been paid to study the influences of those courses on teachers in the 'soft' sciences, such as English language, especially in the area of teaching of writing. Against this background, I undertook a study to investigate how an in-service professional development course influences the teaching attitudes of writing teachers who enrolled on the course and their teaching practice. I argue that the professional development course empowered the teachers with skills useful for the teaching of writing. I also argue that the course positively changed the attitudes of the teachers towards their practice in the teaching of writing. It is suggested that teachers need to engage in continuing professional development to improve the quality of their teaching.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 3en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 1en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-3-issue-1/the-impact-of-an-in-service-professional-development-course-on-writing-teacher-attitudes-and-pedagogyen
dc.subjectprofessional developmenten
dc.subjectwriting teachersen
dc.subjectwritingen
dc.titleThe impact of an in-service professional development course on writing teacher attitudes and pedagogyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEnglish Language and Literature Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singaporeen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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