Fostering lifelong learning – Evaluation of a teacher education program for professional teachers.

Monika Finsterwald, Petra Wagner, Barbara Schober, Marko Lüftenegger, Christiane Spiel

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Abstract

Modern economics has placed lifelong learning (LLL) at the center of an intensive ongoing political debate. Evidenced-based interventions are needed, not only in continuing education courses for teachers, but also in schools. This paper introduces evaluation results of TALK, a teacher education program for professional teachers with the objective of fostering LLL in schools. Two main goals were investigated: effects on teacher competences and cooperation. 40 secondary-school teachers participated. Repeated measures in a control group design established the gains of TALK: It must be evaluated as a program which is successful in the robust enhancement of teacher competences and cooperation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-155
Number of pages12
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Lifelong learning
  • Motivation
  • Program evaluation
  • Self-regulated learning
  • Teacher competences
  • Teacher cooperation
  • Teacher education

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