How do teacher educators define "pedagogical innovation"?

1,595 views
1,440 views

Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
3 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,595
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
53
Comments
0
Likes
3
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

How do teacher educators define "pedagogical innovation"?

  1. 1. Teacher Educators Define “Pedagogical Innovation” Lea Baratz Achva College Dalit Levy Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology & Arts The 6th International Conference on Teacher Education: Changing Reality Through Education The David Yalin Academic College of Education, Jerusalem, July 2, 2013
  2. 2. An Image of Pedagogical Innovation IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 • What do you see?
  3. 3. ABOUT US MOTIVATION BACKGROUND CRITICAL LOOK THE ISSUE THE FIELD METHODOLOGY FINDINGS NEXT STEPS An Image of Pedagogical Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013
  4. 4. ABOUT US MOTIVATION BACKGROUND CRITICAL LOOK THE ISSUE THE FIELD METHODOLOGY FINDINGS NEXT STEPS An Image of Pedagogical Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013
  5. 5. ABOUT US MOTIVATION BACKGROUND CRITICAL LOOK THE ISSUE THE FIELD METHODOLOGY FINDINGS NEXT STEPS An Image of Pedagogical Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013
  6. 6. ABOUT US MOTIVATION BACKGROUND CRITICAL LOOK THE ISSUE THE FIELD METHODOLOGY FINDINGS NEXT STEPS An Image of Pedagogical Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013
  7. 7. ABOUT US MOTIVATION BACKGROUND CRITICAL LOOK THE ISSUE THE FIELD METHODOLOGY FINDINGS NEXT STEPS An Image of Pedagogical Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013
  8. 8. ABOUT US MOTIVATION BACKGROUND CRITICAL LOOK THE ISSUE THE FIELD METHODOLOGY FINDINGS NEXT STEPS An Image of Pedagogical Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013
  9. 9. ABOUT US MOTIVATION BACKGROUND CRITICAL LOOK THE ISSUE THE FIELD METHODOLOGY FINDINGS NEXT STEPS An Image of Pedagogical Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013
  10. 10. An Image of Pedagogical Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 • What do you see? • What does “see”? IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  11. 11. An Image of Pedagogical Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013
  12. 12. PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY • To investigate the use of the semantic term innovation as it finds expression in teacher educators' definitions • To reveal connections between ideology and the “language of innovation” of teacher educatorsBaratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  13. 13. Words of Pedagogical Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  14. 14. Words of Pedagogical Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  15. 15. QUESTIONS • What is “the language of innovation” of teacher educators? • Does it express a new kind of educational reality? Or, is it a semantic habit that gives expression to the socio- economic trends and ideologies? Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  16. 16. An Image of Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  17. 17. Another Image of Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  18. 18. Words of Innovation Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  19. 19. Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 (By Alec Couros, 2010) Words of Innovation IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  20. 20. QUESTIONS • What is “the language of innovation” of teacher educators? • Does it express a new kind of educational reality? Or, is it a semantic habit that gives expression to the socio- economic trends and ideologies? Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  21. 21. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 Language and ideology Ideology of teacher educators and its influence on their attitudes Innovations – semantic habits or ideological trends IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  22. 22. LANGUAGE AS AN ASSESSMENT TOOL Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 Language is a tool for the assessment of ideology, while also being influenced by ideological processes. On one hand, language has the capability of solving questions concerning the essence or the influences of ideology, while, on the other hand, language itself raises many problems in research of ideology (Cameron, 2006) IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  23. 23. IDEOLOGY Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 A potential source of codes of collective action aimed at the attainment of goals. One of the sources of the creation of structures, rules, relations, and social borders providing for social organization of general institutions, normative values for action and the definitions of belonging and not belonging. Ideology is also connected to power and is associated with the attempt to justify certain ideas to promote power relations of a specific group in society. IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  24. 24. METHOD A research tool was designed to collect teacher educators' stories The respondents were first asked to characterize elements of pedagogical innovation from their field of practice, according to the principle of a "small story" (Bamberg, 2006) At the end, the respondents were asked to provide a definition of pedagogical innovationBaratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  25. 25. METHOD A research tool was designed to collect teacher educators' stories The respondents were first asked to characterize elements of pedagogical innovation from their field of practice, according to the principle of a "small story" (Bamberg, 2006) At the end, the respondents were asked to provide a definition of pedagogical innovationBaratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  26. 26. METHOD 110 responses were collected (in a narrative form), from teacher educators in 7 colleges of education around Israel An inductive analysis was carried out in three stages Here, we focus on the analysis of the definitions these teacher educators gave to the term “pedagogical innovation”Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  27. 27. METHOD Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY
  28. 28. FINDINGS Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY TEACHER EDUCATORS’ DEFINITIONS OF PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION NO INNOVATION MENTION TECHNOLOGIES SUGGEST RENEWED DEFINITION 1. BUILD THEORY SUGGEST RENEWED DEFINITION 3. DOUBLE MEANING 2. VARIETY OF APPROACHES 4. RECURSIVE THINKING
  29. 29. FINDINGS Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY TEACHER EDUCATORS’ DEFINITIONS OF PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION MENTION TECHNOLOGIES SUGGEST RENEWED DEFINITION 1. BUILD THEORY SUGGEST RENEWED DEFINITION 3. DOUBLE MEANING 2. VARIETY OF APPROACHES 4. RECURSIVE THINKING "Pedagogical innovation is a pedagogical way, or to the best of my understanding, is implementation of new/different ways in the process of teaching and learning that promotes meaningful learning among the learners."
  30. 30. FINDINGS Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY TEACHER EDUCATORS’ DEFINITIONS OF PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION NO DEFINITION MENTION TECHNOLOGIES SUGGEST RENEWED DEFINITION 1. BUILD THEORY SUGGEST RENEWED DEFINITION 3. DOUBLE MEANING 2. VARIETY OF APPROACHES 4. RECURSIVE THINKING "Pedagogical innovation is anything that differs ideologically from the contents and practices accepted in the field of teacher training."
  31. 31. FINDINGS Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY TEACHER EDUCATORS’ DEFINITIONS OF PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION NO INNOVATION MENTION TECHNOLOGIES SUGGEST RENEWED DEFINITION 1. BUILD THEORY SUGGEST RENEWED DEFINITION 3. DOUBLE MEANING 2. VARIETY OF APPROACHES 4. RECURSIVE THINKING “Innovation is no more than buzz words” “Everything I did, Korschak and Gideon Levine did before me” “There is nothing new under the sun”
  32. 32. SO, WHAT IS PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION? Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY In the attempts to define the concept, we expected to find the following four components: the vision, diagnosis of the process, the means for implementation and identification of the target population. However, we failed to find these in the sayings and the stories.
  33. 33. MAYBE BECAUSE… Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY The definitions are based in the reality in which teacher educators act, which largely reflect that reality. The definitions, for the most part, constitute an anchor of knowledge, knowledge that needs not be confronted, knowledge that is strengthened in the process of their work.
  34. 34. AND MAYBE … Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY The discussion of innovation among teacher educators reflects components of semantic habits that give expression to the trends of socio-economic policy- makers (Ben-Peretz). The ideology that teacher educators hold influences the semantic use of the concept of innovation, as was reflected in the definitions of the research respondents.
  35. 35. THEREFORE, … Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY The wide changes that occurred in language following the "politically correct" movement did not change the social reality. Language reflects social ethos that were in existence before, as well as strengthening them. Definitions are difficult, especially when they refer to complex life processes. When they are finally achieved, they are usually so broad that their meanings are lost in their enormous spaces (Appleby, 1949). Apparently, this is what happens to the term “pedagogical innovation”.
  36. 36. Back to an Image of Pedagogical Innovation IMAGES MOTIVATION QUESTIONS BACKGROUND METHOD FINDINGS SUMMARY Baratz & Levy, July 2, 2013 • What do you see now?

×