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Completed research project

Title / Titel Content-Focused Coaching
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Summary / Zusammenfassung Teachers are widely expected to develop their professional practice through independent and collaborative reflection (e.g., journal writing, coaching, supervision, intervisitation). Approaches to professional development, which allow for individualized and situation specific assistance are increasingly popular. Only to call for more reflection and collaboration, however, is not likely to be sufficient. Learning from experience through reflection depends on the cognitive tools available. Content-Focused Coaching is a coaching model for in-service teachers to assist the development of their professional knowledge base. A pivotal part of teachers' professional knowledge is pedagogical content knowledge, which represents the blending of content and pedagogy. The coaching model's tool for reflection and strategies for content-specific coaching dialogues are intended to catalyze the growth of a professional culture of teaching and learning and to foster habits of professional planning and reflection. The model is currently being used in two school districts.
Publications / Publikationen Staub, F.C. (2004). Transforming educational theory into usable knowledge: A case of co-constructing tools for lesson design and reflection. In B. Ralle & I. Eilks (eds.), Quality of practice-oriented research in science education (pp. 41-51). Achen, Germany: Shaker.
Staub, F.C. (2004). Fachspezifisch-Pädagogisches Coaching: Ein Beispiel zur Entwicklung von Lehrerfortbildung und Unterrichtskompetenz als Kooperation. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 7(Beiheft 3), 113-141.
West, L. & Staub, F.C. (2003). Content-Focused CoachingSM: Transforming mathematics lessons. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Staub, F. C. (2001). Fachspezifisch-pädagogisches Coaching: Förderung von Unterrichtsexpertise durch Unterrichtsentwicklung. Beiträge zur Lehrerbildung, 19(2), 175-198.
Keywords / Suchbegriffe coaching, teaching, professional development,, teacher development,, coaching dialogues
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Dr. Fritz Staub (Project Leader)
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Institute for Learning, Learning Research and Development Center, Universtiy of Pittsburgh
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Prof. Dr. Lauren B. Resnick, Institute for Learning, Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh, PA United States
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Jan 1997 to Feb 2006