Teacher's Professional Development in a Study Group
|論文名稱(英文)：||Teacher's Professional Development in a Study Group|
|英文關鍵字：||English club, teacher’s professional development, teacher learning|
|作者專長：||professional development; educational administration; teacher education|
雖然這社團主要是提供機會給會員們練習並改善英文，但它是以教師讀書會來運作。特別是這個專業發展活動包括：加強教師之英語學習; 集聚團體想法以改善教師英語教學; 分享教學經驗; 加強教師正面學習以及促進智識發展。這些優點幫助參與者發展內容知識、教學法內容知識、一般教學法知識、促進持續性的學習及認知/智能及理論的發展。
|摘要(英文)：||The purpose of this qualitative research was to understand the perceptions of Taiwanese teachers of the effects of a study group on their professional growth in the workplace. This case study employed the following data collection techniques: (1) informal observations and interviews, (2) focus group interviews, (3) semi-structured individual interviews, and (4) documents and records. The site selected for this study was a senior high school in Chia-Yi City in Taiwan. The participants in this study included eight members of the English Teachers Club. The group consisted of five English teachers, one chemistry teacher, one music teacher, and one guidance counselor.
Although the focus of this club was to offer opportunities for its members to practice and improve their English, it functioned as a teacher study group. Specifically, the reported benefits of this professional development activity included: fostering teachers’ English learning, gaining ideas for improving classroom English instruction, sharing teaching experiences, stimulating positive dispositions to learning, and fostering intellectual development. These benefits helped participants develop content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, as well as fostering continued learning, cognitive / intellectual development, and theoretical development.
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