Shifting mindsets within: self-study of professional learning

Edited book (chapter)


Wolodko, Brenda, Stewart, Cherry, Green, Nicole, Edwards, Helen, Brooks, Margaret and Littledyke, Roz. 2013. "Shifting mindsets within: self-study of professional learning." Willems, J., Tynan, B. and James, R. (ed.) Global challenges and perspectives in blended and distance learning. United States. IGI Global. pp. 191-201
Chapter Title

Shifting mindsets within: self-study of professional learning

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2177
Book TitleGlobal challenges and perspectives in blended and distance learning
AuthorsWolodko, Brenda (Author), Stewart, Cherry (Author), Green, Nicole (Author), Edwards, Helen (Author), Brooks, Margaret (Author) and Littledyke, Roz (Author)
EditorsWillems, J., Tynan, B. and James, R.
Page Range191-201
Chapter Number15
Number of Pages11
Year2013
PublisherIGI Global
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISBN9781466639782
9781466639799
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-3978-2.ch015
Web Address (URL)https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/75653
Abstract

In an educational environment focused on providing flexible learning options to diverse student groups — rural and remote, cross-cultural, mature-aged, and second-chance learners—there need to be effective capacity building strategies for the professionals who provide these educational services. People do not resist change; they resist being changed. This chapter describes the capacity building of early childhood educators redesigning curriculum for distance learning. They engaged in self-study using metaphor as a research strategy to investigate their own adaptive practices. The creation of a professional learning community was made possible by supporting personal mastery and reflecting on the shared vision. The process of focusing meta-cognition on one's own values and beliefs brought about a change in attitudes and perspectives relating to what could be achieved in an online learning environment. This chapter describes the research strategies and outcomes of an academic self-study professional development project. In addition, the authors suggest broader application of metaphor analysis as an elucidating strategy for capacity building.

Keywordse-learning; distance education; online learning
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390405. Educational technology and computing
390303. Higher education
390102. Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Public Notes

Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.

Byline AffiliationsUniversity of New England
School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Pro Vice-Chancellor's Office (Learning, Teaching and Quality)
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q1y10/shifting-mindsets-within-self-study-of-professional-learning

  • 1800
    total views
  • 766
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Supporting educators’ professional learning for equity pedagogy: the promise of open educational practices
Tualaulelei, Eseta and Green, Nicole Catherine. 2022. "Supporting educators’ professional learning for equity pedagogy: the promise of open educational practices." Journal for Multicultural Education. 16 (5), pp. 430-442. https://doi.org/10.1108/JME-12-2021-0225
Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood: Pedagogies of Inquiry and Relationships
Boyd, Wendy, Green, Nicole C. and Jovanovic, Jessie. 2021. Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood: Pedagogies of Inquiry and Relationships. Cambridge, United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press.
Vulnerability: An uncomfortable means to a positive place
Green, Nicole, Stewart, Cherry and Wolodko, Brenda. 2018. "Vulnerability: An uncomfortable means to a positive place." Black, Alison L. and Garvis, Susanne (ed.) Women activating agency in academia : metaphors, manifesto and memoir. London, United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 145-156
Educator perceptions of early learning environments as places for privileging social justice in rural and remote communities
Christopher, Vicki, Turner, Michelle and Green, Nicole. 2022. "Educator perceptions of early learning environments as places for privileging social justice in rural and remote communities." Education Sciences. 12 (1). https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12010040
A Content Analysis of Documentation of Nature Play in Early Childhood Teacher Education Program in Australia
Green, Nicole C., Christopher, Vicki and Turner, Michelle. 2022. "A Content Analysis of Documentation of Nature Play in Early Childhood Teacher Education Program in Australia." Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 47 (5), pp. 15-32. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2022v47n5.2
Social justice in the early childhood context: Educator voices
Christopher, Vicki, Turner, Michelle and Green, Nicole. 2020. "Social justice in the early childhood context: Educator voices." McLeod, Sharynne, Cumming, Tamara, Downey, Belinda and Mahon, Linda (ed.) Early Childhood Voices Conference 2020 (ECV2020). Bathurst, Australia 16 - 20 Nov 2020
Educator perceptions of early learning environments as places and spaces for privileging social justice in rural areas
Christopher, Vicki, Turner, Michelle and Green, Nicole. 2019. "Educator perceptions of early learning environments as places and spaces for privileging social justice in rural areas." Annual International Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2019 (AARE 2019). Brisbane, Australia 04 Dec 2019
Relationships between families and schools: fostering communication and collaboration
Green, Nicole and Tzuo, Pei Wen. 2018. "Relationships between families and schools: fostering communication and collaboration." Quek, Choon Lang, Wong, Angela F. L. and Yay, May Yin (ed.) Engaging beginning teachers. Singapore. Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd. pp. 211-231
Moments in time: investigating the Australian history curriculum in primary classrooms: final report 2015
Dixon, Mary, Green, Nicole, Reitano, Paul, Senior, Kim, Taylor, Tony, Winter, Satine and Sahr, Rebecca. 2015. Moments in time: investigating the Australian history curriculum in primary classrooms: final report 2015. Victoria, Australia. Deakin University.
Social media-enabled learning: a review of the literature in higher education
Green, Nicole C., Wolodko, Brenda and Foskey, Roslyn. 2015. "Social media-enabled learning: a review of the literature in higher education." Ravindran, Anton and Bacon, Liz (ed.) Innovations in technology enhanced learning. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 63-84
Creating children’s spaces, children co-creating place
Green, Nicole and Turner, Michelle. 2017. "Creating children’s spaces, children co-creating place." Journal of Childhood Studies. 42 (3), pp. 27-39.
Professional practice: partnering with educators, professionals and families
Li, Jen Yi, Green, Nicole and Menon, Monica. 2008. "Professional practice: partnering with educators, professionals and families." Cohen, Libby, Poon, Kenneth and Wright, Susan (ed.) Special education: perspectives and practices. Singapore. Pearson Education Ltd.. pp. 300-315
History: time and place where context matters
Green, Nicole and Reitano, Paul. 2012. "History: time and place where context matters." Wright, Jan (ed.) Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (AARE 2012): Regional and Global Cooperation in Educational Research. Sydney, Australia 02 - 06 Dec 2012 Sydney, Australia.
Homeschooling: challenging traditional views of public education
Green, Nicole. 2007. "Homeschooling: challenging traditional views of public education." Kincheloe, Joe L. and Horn, Raymond A. (ed.) The Praeger handbook of education and psychology, vol. 4. Portsmouth, NH. United States. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 768-779
Knowledge and basic skills in Singapore
Green, Nicole, Li, Jen Yi and Tzuo, Pei Wen. 2006. "Knowledge and basic skills in Singapore." International Journal of Education Sevres. 43, pp. 33-45.
Canadian children's literature: an Alberta survey
Bainbridge, Joyce, Carbonaro, Mike and Green, Nicole. 2005. "Canadian children's literature: an Alberta survey." Alberta Journal of Educational Research. 51 (4), pp. 311-327.
Reconceptualising higher education pedagogy in online learning
Green, Nicole C., Edwards, Helen, Wolodko, Brenda, Stewart, Cherry, Brooks, Margaret and Littledyke, Ros. 2010. "Reconceptualising higher education pedagogy in online learning." Distance Education. 31 (3), pp. 257-273. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2010.513951
Teaching and learning history in Australian primary schools: pedagogical shifts, complexities and opportunities
Green, Nicole C., Reitano, Paul and Dixon, Mary. 2010. "Teaching and learning history in Australian primary schools: pedagogical shifts, complexities and opportunities." The International Journal of Learning. 17 (8), pp. 307-320. https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9494/cgp/v17i08/47200
Beginning teachers' conceptual understandings of effective history teaching: examining the change from 'subject knowers' to 'subject teachers'
Reitano, Paul and Green, Nicole C.. 2013. "Beginning teachers' conceptual understandings of effective history teaching: examining the change from 'subject knowers' to 'subject teachers'." Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. 41 (2), pp. 197-217. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2013.777027
Contemporary paradigms of rural teaching: the significance of place
Green, Nicole C., Noone, Genevieve and Nolan, Andrea. 2013. "Contemporary paradigms of rural teaching: the significance of place." Australian and International Journal of Rural Education. 23 (1), pp. 91-115.
Collaborative self-study of online teaching in early childhood teacher education
Green, Nicole, Wolodko, Brenda, Stewart, Cherry, Edwards, Helen, Brooks, Margaret and Littledyke, Ros. 2013. "Collaborative self-study of online teaching in early childhood teacher education." International Journal for Academic Development. 18 (2), pp. 166-177. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2012.677747
The value of concept mapping in developing professional growth in a geography methods course
Reitano, Paul and Green, Nicole C.. 2012. "The value of concept mapping in developing professional growth in a geography methods course." International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches. 6 (2), pp. 160-174. https://doi.org/10.5172/mra.2012.6.2.160
Mapping expertise in social science teaching: the professional development of a beginning teacher
Reitano, Paul and Green, Nicole. 2012. "Mapping expertise in social science teaching: the professional development of a beginning teacher." Critical and Reflective Practice in Education. 3, pp. 4-13.
Ubiquitous learning: issues in the Australian higher education context
Andrews, Trish, Tynan, Belinda and Stewart, Cherry. 2011. "Ubiquitous learning: issues in the Australian higher education context ." Kidd, Terry T. and Chen, Irene (ed.) Ubiquitous learning: strategies for pedagogy, course design and technology. Charlotte, NC. United States. Information Age Publishing. pp. 41-60
Preparing the Australian early childhood workforce for rural and remote settings: a review of the literature
Green, Nicole C. and Nolan, Andrea. 2011. "Preparing the Australian early childhood workforce for rural and remote settings: a review of the literature." Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 36 (12), pp. 83-96. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2011v36n12.3
Managing projects for change: Contextualised project management
Tynan, Belinda, Adlington, Rachael, Stewart, Cherry, Vale, Deborah, Sims, Rod and Shanahan, Peter. 2010. "Managing projects for change: Contextualised project management." International Journal of E-Learning and Distance Education. 24 (1), pp. 187-206.
Participatory action research for professional development: changing our approach to distance learning
Tynan, Belinda, Stewart, Cherry, Adlington, Rachael, Littledyke, Mike and Swinsburg, Steve. 2008. "Participatory action research for professional development: changing our approach to distance learning ." Atkinson, Roger J. and McBeath, Clare (ed.) 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2008). Melbourne, Australia 30 Nov - 03 Dec 2008 Melbourne, Australia.
Space considerations: materials in the learning environment in three majority world preschool settings
Prochner, Larry, Cleghorn, Ailie and Green, Nicole. 2008. "Space considerations: materials in the learning environment in three majority world preschool settings." International Journal of Early Years Education. 16 (3), pp. 189-201. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669760802343857
Everyday life in distance education: one family's home schooling experience
Green, Nicole C.. 2006. "Everyday life in distance education: one family's home schooling experience." Distance Education. 27 (1), pp. 27-44. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587910600653132