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Synthesizing collaborative reflections on classroom observation frameworks and reflecting on the necessity of synthesized frameworks


Charalambous, Charalambos Y; Praetorius, Anna-Katharina (2022). Synthesizing collaborative reflections on classroom observation frameworks and reflecting on the necessity of synthesized frameworks. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 75:101202.

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Researchers use various classroom observation frameworks and instruments to assess teaching quality. This jeopardizes the development of a comprehensive and cumulative understanding of teaching quality. Promoting collaboration between the proponents of different frameworks could help remedy the situation. For this special issue we offered three groups of researchers, each representing a different framework category (content-generic, content-specific, and hybrid), a chance to collaborate, and this paper summarizes and discusses the ideas which emerged. There were significant overlaps between the groups, but also notable differences in how even frameworks in the same category conceptualized, operationalized, and measured teaching quality. These differences have implications for research and practice. They also highlight the need for developing and using frameworks that synthesize across existing teaching-quality work. Using MAIN-Teach as an example, we reflect on the possibilities and limits of such frameworks and outline directions for advancing work on developing such frameworks in the future.

Abstract

Researchers use various classroom observation frameworks and instruments to assess teaching quality. This jeopardizes the development of a comprehensive and cumulative understanding of teaching quality. Promoting collaboration between the proponents of different frameworks could help remedy the situation. For this special issue we offered three groups of researchers, each representing a different framework category (content-generic, content-specific, and hybrid), a chance to collaborate, and this paper summarizes and discusses the ideas which emerged. There were significant overlaps between the groups, but also notable differences in how even frameworks in the same category conceptualized, operationalized, and measured teaching quality. These differences have implications for research and practice. They also highlight the need for developing and using frameworks that synthesize across existing teaching-quality work. Using MAIN-Teach as an example, we reflect on the possibilities and limits of such frameworks and outline directions for advancing work on developing such frameworks in the future.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Education
Uncontrolled Keywords:Classroom observation frameworks, collaboration, synthesized frameworks, teaching quality
Language:English
Date:7 September 2022
Deposited On:16 Sep 2022 10:03
Last Modified:28 May 2024 01:39
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0191-491X
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2022.101202