Unravelling dilemmas in practice-based research during a fishbowl with starting researchers

article written by the EAPRIL Cloud 11 and the EAPRIL Cloud 13 As previously in several EAPRIL meetings, our joined Cloud 11 and 13 fishbowl for starting practitioners-researchers showed that practice-based research goes hand in hand with professional dilemmas of researchers and practitioners. This time, however, we noticed that beginning researchers may also experience such…

ViSuAL – Evidence-based hands-on pedagogy for using productive video-collaborative learning

In the beginning of the current COVID-19 epoch online teaching was booming. However, currently many teachers are thinking about ways to make the ‘talking heads’ on the students’ screens more interactive. Teachers search for ‘active learning’ possibilities. One of those possibilities is the use of video tools in a way that contributes to developing conceptual…

“The playground” in teacher training (2/2)

Article written by Marit Kulild, Høgskulen på Vestlandet, Bergen, Norway and Francine Behnen, NHL Stenden, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands In our previous blogpost we described how we found common ground in innovations and improvements that are currently taking place in teacher training at both our institutes through the metaphor of a ‘playground’. Metaphors bring with them certain well-defined expectations,…

“The playground” in teacher training (1/2)

Article written by Marit Kulild, Høgskulen på Vestlandet, Bergen, Norway and Francine Behnen, NHL Stenden, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands As teacher educators one of our main tasks is to support teachers (students) as they strive to find answers to their own questions of practice and to develop themselves personally and professionally (Fisher, 2009). In both our countries, Norway and…