Progress in Education. Volume 56


Roberta V. Nata (Editor)

Series: Progress in Education
BISAC: EDU000000

In the opening chapter of Progress in Education. Volume 56, the authors set out to stimulate thought on teaching practices, also on how these can be innovated by using (but not only) current technologies, and on the conditions necessary for their effective delivering. Some general features useful for teaching and learning processes are outlined.

One of the important findings this collection emphasises is the significance of student teachers being challenged to acquire the skills of goal setting and reflection through the promotion of self-regulatory practices. These practices include setting proximal goals and adopting appropriate strategies.

One included study aims to establish the role played by members of the school management team in curricula execution and administration, exposing that members have diverse interpretations about their functions as administrators of the curriculum.

In another study, the authors show that a high proportion of teachers in Norway have an effect on the development of a health promoting curriculum and students’ social environment, as well as on the relationship between teachers and students.

The authors go on to explore whether important differences exist between males and females in elementary school level in terms of their beliefs. Participants were 2,263 elementary aged students from New Zealand.

Next, this compilation reveals the potential of socio-educational design in the spiritual and moral formation of future teachers. This socio-cultural design includes four areas: diagnostic, educational, correctional and developmental, psychological counseling. It shows the necessity of using the traditions of Orthodox culture and pedagogy in preparing students.

The results of a body location map constructed by Finnish researcher Nummenmaa are analyzed according to the theory of chaos and thermodynamics. The behaviors displayed by the experimental group used to construct this map were transformed into a time series that contain the learning dynamics: weak, medium and chaotic.

This chapter provides a context for better understanding technology integration in literacy instruction by examining those programs and strategies that have yielded the greatest results for elementary teachers. An examination of the potential shortcomings and issues is also provided as a way to help teachers navigate some of the potential pitfalls to ensure all critical classroom elements or factors receive attention during the integration process.

Following this, the synthesis of research in the education of care for the architectural preservation of the Slovenian countryside, both by pupils and in-service teachers of fine art education, is presented. Some proposals for the application of research findings and insights for further research are suggested.

Drawing on the author’s ethnographic research, the subsequent chapter considers issues of race and inclusion within the creative culture of the live and recorded arts training industry in the United Kingdom, and asking whether higher education institutions and drama Conservatoires perpetuate the racialisation of actor training.

The closing study focuses on the author’s pedagogic journey of decolonising the creative arts curriculum across a fifteen-year teaching career in the English further and higher education sectors. Drawing on practice-based examples of decolonising teaching, the author considers the dynamics of decolonisation processes in white liberal teaching spaces. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Innovation in Teaching and Learning Processes
(Tiziana Maria Sirangelo, Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy)

Chapter 2. Using Goal Setting to Support Student Teacher Learning
(Lyn McDonald, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)

Chapter 3. A Critical Review of the Implementation and Management of Curriculum by Members of School Management Teams
(Tebogo Mogashoa, Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies, College of Education, University of South Africa)

Chapter 4. Health Promoting with Teachers in Norway
(Else Marie Øvrebø, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway)

Chapter 5. Students’ Self, Motivation and Mindset Beliefs in Mathematics
(Annaline Flint, Lyn McDonald, Christine Rubie-Davies, Penelope Watson, Lynda Garrett, Elizabeth Peterson and Alansari, M., Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)

Chapter 6. Socio-Cultural Design to Counter Emerging Threats and Risks: Technological Methods and Implementation Experience
(Pavel Kislyakov and Elena Shmeleva, Department of Psychology, Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 7. Time Series of Behaviors in Learning Processes and Associated Heat
(H. Patricio Pacheco, Physics Department, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile)

Chapter 8. Technology Integration in Literacy Education for Digital Learners
(Molly Karpowicz, Central Intermediate School, Washington Central School District 51, Washington, IL, US)

Chapter 9. Slovenian Primary Fine Art Education and Countryside Architecture Preservation
(Robert Potočnik, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, Department of Fine Art Education, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Chapter 10. Training or Racialisation? The Case of the Black British Trainee Actor
(Pamela Jikiemi, University of the Arts, London, UK)

Chapter 11. Decolonising the Creative Arts Curriculum in White Spaces
(J. Shah, University of the Arts, London, UK)


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