Title
The networked instructor : the quality of networks in different stages of professional development The networked instructor : the quality of networks in different stages of professional development
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Educational sciences
Source (journal)
Teaching and teacher education. - Oxford
Volume/pages
59(2016) , p. 295-308
ISSN
0742-051X
ISI
000383813500026
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This article focuses on the quality of instructional networks in different stages of professional development. Drawing theoretically from social capital theory and literature on teacher interaction, we conducted in-depth interviews with 30 instructors at the university level. Using qualitative social network analysis to capture and analyze networks, we found that the quality of instructors interactions varied across developmental stages (novice, experienced non-expert, and expert instructors), both in terms of interdependence and opportunities for value creation. These findings offer valuable leverage for shaping educators everyday professional development and increasing teaching capacity through quality interaction.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/00f9f6/134299.pdf
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