Peer coaching as part of a professional development program for science teachers in Botswana

Annette Thijs, Ellen van den Berg

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Abstract

This paper discusses the findings of a study into the potentials of peer coaching as part of a professional development program, consisting of an in-service course and exemplary curriculum materials, in supporting the implementation of learner-centred teaching in senior secondary science and mathematics education in Botswana. Teachers in the study organised several peer coaching activities and considered them beneficial. They primarily indicated having learned about general teaching issues while comments referring specifically to the implementation of learner-centred teaching were sparse. It is argued that for peer coaching to be an effective support tool teachers should have a thorough conceptualisation of this innovative approach.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)55-68
JournalInternational journal of educational development
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • METIS-208406
  • IR-67420
  • Curriculum
  • Professional development
  • Peer coaching

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