teaching practice

15 May 2022

In today’s information society, digital competence is an essential tool in teaching and learning processes. The aim of this comparative study was to identify differences in initial and in-service ICT (Information and Communication Technology) training and in the use of these tools in the classroom between teachers in Spain and in France. Data from the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey - TALIS 2018, which collects information on different aspects of teacher training, were used for the analysis. After merging the databases, a final sample of 19,088 primary (ISCED 1) and lower secondary (ISCED 2) teachers was used. The results of this study showed parity in the level of initial training among primary school teachers and a lower level of initial training among Spanish secondary school teachers compared to their French counterparts. In-service training and application of digital resources and tools in classroom were significantly higher in the case of Spanish teachers. No significant variations were found according to years of teaching experience. It is concluded that there is a need to strengthen ICT training at the initial stage and modify in-service training in Spain so that it can lead to increased application of these tools in teaching and learning processes.

Please, cite this article as follows: González-Rodríguez, D., Rodríguez-Esteban, A., & González-Mayorga, H. (2022). Diferencias en la formación del profesorado en competencia digital y su aplicación en el aula. Estudio comparado por niveles educativos entre España y Francia | Differences in teachers’ training in digital competence and its application in the classroom: A comparative study by educational levels between Spain and France. Revista Española de Pedagogía, 80 (282), 371-389. https://doi.org/10.22550/REP80-2-2022-06

19 November 2015

The aim of this paper is to provide evidence on the relevance of the feedback teachers receive in their professional practice. More specifically we study the relationship between observations that teachers have received from different agents (school principals, other teachers, etc.) and the teaching procedures and practices they use in the classroom. We carried out this analysis based on the 2013 TALIS Spanish teachers sample responses.

The first result shows that, in this sample, 25% of teachers say they have never received from anyone any comments or evaluation of their work (feedback), a proportion that rises to nearly 30% in the case of public schools. Second, evidence indicates that teachers who receive feedback more frequently and by diversity of actors, develop more innovative practices focused on studentsâ?? active learning.

30 June 2015

This paper has been carried out from data obtained in the TALIS 2013 study, conducted by the OECD, where important teaching aspects of secondary school teachers from 32 countries have been evaluated.

The importance of the information in this macro-study has led us to analyse the situation of Spanish teachers. Therefore, the aims sought are to analyse the teaching practice of Spanish teachers of Compulsory Secondary Education, compare the situation in Spain with the rest of the participating countries and identify teaching profiles of Spanish teachers. Some of the most significant findings rank Spain in the middle of the evaluated countries, highlighting specially the exchange and collaboration in teaching and its own effectiveness, and showing lower values in aspects linked to involvement in joint professional learning activities. Regarding teaching profiles, it has been identified on one hand a profile of teacher with a constructivist view, and on the other a profile focused on the mere transmission of knowledge..

8 June 2007

The quality of education is nowadays a basic target in educational policies. But any attempt to transform or to improve educational practices should rely on teachers as basic and major agents within the processes of educational reforms. That is why we have thought itâ??s necessary to ask for the collaboration of the teachers and governing boards in order to be able to identify and to analyse some aspects and problems which have been detected in the implementation and introduction of the educational reform. In our study about rural schools we have tried to discover the degree of identification of rural teachers with some of the aspects of the teaching-learning and to what extent they approve or disapprove these aspects. Some of the indicators that we have discovered must be considered interesting, but they might not be exhaustive or determinant, for the ever continuous process of the improvement of educational quality.