Title: Informal learning of primary school teachers: Considering the role of teaching experience and school culture
Authors: Grosemans, Ilke ×
Boon, Anne
Verclairen, Christine
Dochy, Filip
Kyndt, Eva #
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: Teaching and Teacher Education vol:47 pages:151-161
Abstract: Teacher learning does not solely occur within formal professional development activities; in fact, the majority of learning occurs through daily practice. The current study focuses on this everyday learning and examines primary teachers’ informal learning. Results showed that teachers learn through a variety of learning activities including ‘experimenting’, ‘reflection’, ‘learning from others without interaction’ and ‘collaboration’. In addition, differences between novice and more experienced teachers were identified. More experienced teachers learn as much as their novice colleagues, however they undertake different learning activities. Finally, results reveal that although collaboration is an important source of learning, primary teachers value their autonomy.
ISSN: 0742-051X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Professional Learning & Development, Corporate Training and Lifelong Learning
× corresponding author
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