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Teachers’ Perceived Requirements for Collaborating with the Surrounding World

Pendrill, Ann-Marie LU ; Sagar, Helena and Wallin, Anita (2012) In NorDiNa 8(3). p.227-243
Abstract
This study identifies teachers’ perceptions of requirements for including collaborations with the surrounding world in their teaching practice, with the aim of providing authentic and entrepreneurial learning environments for students. School management, time and teachers’ personal character traits and disposition were the most frequently stated areas of concern, followed by colleagues, surrounding world, economy and professional development. Concerns not previously identified include economy, localities, local curriculum, teachers’ unions as well as time to reflect and adjust to a different teaching approach. The results are worth considering for school and teacher development aimed at increasing school collaboration with the surrounding... (More)
This study identifies teachers’ perceptions of requirements for including collaborations with the surrounding world in their teaching practice, with the aim of providing authentic and entrepreneurial learning environments for students. School management, time and teachers’ personal character traits and disposition were the most frequently stated areas of concern, followed by colleagues, surrounding world, economy and professional development. Concerns not previously identified include economy, localities, local curriculum, teachers’ unions as well as time to reflect and adjust to a different teaching approach. The results are worth considering for school and teacher development aimed at increasing school collaboration with the surrounding world (Less)
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227 - 243
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  author       = {Pendrill, Ann-Marie and Sagar, Helena and Wallin, Anita},
  issn         = {1504-4556},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {227--243},
  series       = {NorDiNa},
  title        = {Teachers’ Perceived Requirements for Collaborating with the Surrounding World},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2012},
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