Adding Improvisation to the Playground Metaphor

article written byMarit Kulild, Høgskulen på Vestlandet, Campus Stord, Norway,Francine Behnen, NHL Stenden, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands What happens when two teacher educators must adapt their “Playgrounds” to COVID-19 pandemic in their respective countries? They both welcome teachers’ students in their first year of teacher training and seek ways to ‘set the stage’ for sound teacher…

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,…