Development and Implementation of an Action Research-Based Blended Learning In-Service Teachers' and Trainers' Course

Szabó, Ildikó and Szinger, Veronika (2015) Development and Implementation of an Action Research-Based Blended Learning In-Service Teachers' and Trainers' Course. GRADUS, 2 (1). pp. 92-100. ISSN 2064-8014


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ISIT ("Implementation Strategies for Innovations in Teachers' Professional Development") builds on a well-evaluated programme for teacher professional development (BaCuLit) with six training modules which all serve the literacy development in the subject area classrooms of secondary schools: Content Area Literacy (CAL). The acronym BaCulLit stands for "Basic Curriculum in Teachers" In-Service Training in Content Area Literacy in Secondary Schools." Within this program an instructional framework for professional development was developed in cooperation with renowned Content Area Literacy-experts and institutions of teacher Professional development from the USA and 7 European countries. This framework consists of 6 modules, closely connecting theory and practice. This programme was translated into 6 national languages (German, Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Hungarian), put to the test in 7 teacher training institutes (one of them is Kecskemét College Teacher Training Faculty) for the target group, evaluated (formatively) and eventually edited in an optimized final version. The participants have become qualified as certified BaCuLit trainers through a 3-month blended-learning course and a 1-week international summer school licensing them to offer professional development programmes based on the BaCulLit materials. They commit themselves to document and reflect this "implementation process" of CAL-elements (or entire BaCuLit courses) in their institution by means of a semi-structured research logbook. An action-research approach will provide the methods to be followed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Content Area Literacy, blended learning course, teacher professional development, action research approach
Subjects: L Education / oktatás > LC Special aspects of education / speciális oktatási formák > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education / felnőttoktatás, folyamatos képzés
Depositing User: Zoltán Subecz
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2020 07:40
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2023 06:50

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