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Title: Professional development for scaling pedagogical innovation in the context of game-based learning: Teacher identity as cornerstone in “shifting” practice
Authors: Chee, Yam San
Mehrotra, Swati
Ong, Jing Chuan
Keywords: Games
Identity
Professional development
Scaling
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Chee, Y. S., Mehrotra, S., & Ong, J. C. (2014). Professional development for scaling pedagogical innovation in the context of game-based learning: Teacher identity as cornerstone in “shifting” practice. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 43(5), 423-437. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2014.962484
Abstract: A dominant discourse on “scaling-up” small-scale innovations based on a limited number of successful classroom trials pervades the educational literature. We view this discourse as insensitive to the professional work of teachers and the human side of school change. Our research investigated how teacher professional development could be conceived and conducted to support take up of digital game-based learning in the context of a three-week social studies unit on governance and citizenship. Students played a mobile game in their own time. In the classroom, teachers enacted dialogic pedagogy to facilitate students’ meaning making of their game play experience. Our findings indicate that teacher identity, constituted by their interwoven knowing–doing–being–valuing, is central to any effort to scale pedagogical and technological innovation. We modified our original model for the appropriation of innovation uptake by teachers to one that places teacher identity as the centrepiece of the model and cornerstone in “shifting” teacher practice.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. The published version is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1359866X.2014.962484
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/17672
ISSN: 1359-866X (print)
1469-2945 (online)
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/1359866X.2014.962484
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