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Krachtvoerlezing door Karen Hamerness

What might it look like to prepare teachers for specific settings?

Evenement

Op woensdagmidag 15 maart heeft Karen Hammerness de Krachtvoerlezing gehouden met als titel Moving beyond “generic” teacher education: What might it look like to prepare teachers for specific settings? De inleiding werd verzorgd door de decaan Ietje Veldman.

Inleiding

Karen Hammerness is Director of Educational Research and Evaluation aan het Amerikaanse Museum of Natural History in New York. Haar onderzoek richt zich op het ontwerp en de didactiek van lerarenopleidingen en dan met name opleidingsprogramma’s die leraren voorbereiden op multiculturele settings.
Kernvraag tijdens de Krachtvoerlezing is hoe we leraren effectief kunnen opleiden voor uiteenlopende contexten en voor een grote diversiteit aan leerlingen. Aan de hand van een specifiek raamwerk en op basis van 8 jaar longitudinaal onderzoek geeft ze een schets van programma’s die aankomende leraren voorbereiden op diversiteit. Aan de hand van specifieke pedagogische en programmatische aanpakken laat ze zien hoe opleidingen studenten kunnen voorbereiden op ‘urban, rural or suburban schools’. Haar presentatie rond ‘context specific teacher education’ is gebaseerd op haar werk met lerarenopleidingen uit verschillende landen, waaronder Chili, Cuba, Finland, Noorwegen en de VS, en op haar boek Inspiring Teaching: Preparing teachers to succeed in mission-driven schools (Harvard Education Press, 2014).

 

 

Moving beyond “generic” teacher education: What might it look like to prepare teachers for specific settings?

How can we prepare teachers effectively for all settings and all students, while still ensuring that teachers are prepared for the particular types of contexts and students they will be most likely to teach? In this keynote, Karen Hammerness will share a conceptual framework for preparing teachers for specific settings. Drawing from her work with colleagues in an 8-year longitudinal research study, Karen will describe programs that aim to prepare teachers for specific schools or particular geographic areas (such as cities or rural areas). Karen will share some of the specific pedagogical and programmatic strategies these programs used to help candidates learn how to build upon the assets and resources of their students, communities and schools, as well as how to navigate their particular state and national policy contexts. She will also explain how some of the programs she has studied around the world develop and maintain their program visions and missions, and, by doing so, are able to better sustain teachers’ commitment to teaching over the long term. The approaches these programs use may help all teacher educators-- whether they prepare teachers for urban, rural or suburban schools—to better target their preparation even more effectively as well as take the resources of different settings into account.

Over Karen Hamerness

Karen Hammerness, Ph.D., is the Director of Educational Research and Evaluation at the American Museum of Natural History. Her research focuses upon the design and pedagogy of teacher education in the United States and internationally. Karen is particularly interested in the nature of teacher education programs that prepare teachers for specific settings (such as Chicago or New York): her co-edited book Inspiring Teaching: Preparing teachers to succeed in mission-driven schools (Harvard Education Press, 2014) shares findings from a longitudinal study of three such ‘context-specific’ teacher education programs. Karen is currently the Co-Principal Investigator of a study of teacher education program vision, pedagogy, and opportunities to enact practice, in eight programs in five different countries (including Chile, Cuba, Finland, Norway, and the US). As Director of educational research and evaluation at the American Museum of Natural History, her research agenda is focused upon educator and youth learning in both formal and informal settings. 

Programma

16.00 – 16.05: Inleiding door Ietje Veldman
16.05 – 16.50: Presentatie door  Karen Hamerness
16.50 – 17.15: Discussie   
17.20 – 18.30: Borrel

 

Gepubliceerd door  Kenniscentrum Onderwijs en Opvoeding 12 juni 2017