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Teacher Adaptive Practices

Extending Teacher Adaptability into Classroom Practice


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

About this book


This book introduces the construct of teacher adaptive practices, extending existing research on teacher adaptability into classroom practices. It identifies specific teaching practices that constitute the just-in-time adaptation during lessons that provides opportunities for students’ critical and creative thinking. 278 classroom observations of teachers resulted in a summary of teaching behaviours that constitute teacher adaptive practices. Based on these findings, the book develops a practical teacher improvement program.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUNSW SydneySydneyAustralia

About the authors

Tony Loughland is Academic Director of Professional Experience at the School of Education at the University of New South Wales. His research interests lie in teacher professional learning across the continuum from graduate to lead teacher. Tony is an experienced educator who likes to work from practice to theory and back again. His current interest is the application of adaptability to teacher professional learning.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Teacher Adaptive Practices
  • Book Subtitle Extending Teacher Adaptability into Classroom Practice
  • Authors Tony Loughland
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-6857-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-6858-5
  • Series ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-193X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 89
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Teaching and Teacher Education
    Learning & Instruction
    Schools and Schooling
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