Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Best Practices in Teacher Education

Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Best Practices in Teacher Education

Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Release Date: July, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 422
ISBN13: 9781522592327|ISBN10: 1522592326|EISBN13: 9781522592334|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9232-7


Educators and those who prepare teachers are facing increased scrutiny on their practice that include pressures to demonstrate their effectiveness, meet the needs of changing demographics and students, and adapt to ever-changing learning environments. Thus, there is a need for innovative pedagogies and adoption of best practices to effectively serve the needs of digital learners.

The Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Best Practices in Teacher Education is an essential research book that takes an in-depth look at the methods by which educators are prepared to address shifting demographics and technologies in the classroom and provides strategies for focusing their curricula on diverse learning types. It takes a look at the use of innovative pedagogies and effective learning spaces in teacher education programs and the decisions behind them to enhance more inquiry learning, STEM initiatives, and prove more kinds of exploratory learning for students. Covering topics such as higher education, virtual reality, and inclusive education, this book is ideally designed for teachers, administrators, academicians, instructors, and researchers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Gifted Learners
  • Higher Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Pedagogy
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • STEM Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Teacher Residency
  • Teaching Experiences
  • Virtual Reality

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor at the University of North Dakota (UND) and currently serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. He is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Prof. Keengwe has published several books and over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests focus on digital technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. His work was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was a recipient of the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research, and service. At the national level, Prof. Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award. More recently, Prof. Keengwe was a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.