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Title: Preparing teachers for responding to student diversity : findings from the Comenius DTMp project
Other Titles: Responding to Student Diversity: Teacher Education and Classroom Practice
Authors: Bartolo, Paul A.
Calleja, Colin
Ale, Peter
Mol Lous, Annemieke
Janik, Ivan
Janikova, Vera
Hofsäss, Thomas
Koinzer, Petra
Vilkiene, Vida
Wetso, Gun Marie
Humphrey, Neil
Keywords: Diversity in education -- Malta -- Congresses
Multicultural education -- Malta -- Congresses
Inclusive education -- Malta -- Congresses
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Bartolo, P. A., Calleja, C., Ale, P., Mol Lous, A., Janik, I., Janikova, V.,... & Humphrey, N. (2007). Preparing teachers for responding to student diversity: findings from the Comenius DTMp project. International Conference on Teacher Education for Responding to Student Diversity, Msida. 23-42.
Abstract: This paper reports the insights into the process of preparing teachers for responding to pupil diversity, based on the evaluation of a three-year (2004-07) Comenius 2.1 project among teacher educators from seven EU countries. The DTMp project (Differentiated Teaching Module, primary) produced a Teacher’s Handbook and Tutor’s Manual and a DVD Media pack with readings and video clips. The materials were piloted with pre- and in-service teachers in online or face-to-face courses in each of the seven partner institutions. Post-course evaluation data was collected from course participants and tutors who also held a transnational course-evaluation meeting. A qualitative analysis of data highlighted the following key processes for teacher educators: (1) Develop own openness to diversity; (2) Focus on the learner; (3) Build a safe, inclusive learning community; (4) Focus on learner reflection; (5) Focus on learner reflection-in- and onaction; (6) Challenge assumptions; and (7) Use social interactive rather than individual learning.
ISBN: 978-99932-50-15-9
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