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pISSN : 2508-156x

2020 KCI Impact Factor : 0.07
Aims & Scope
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Published since January 2016, the Journal of Studies on Schools and Teaching is an academic journal dedicated to the dissemination of research in general areas of teaching, including teaching design, reflections on teaching, and communication in teaching; research in teaching expertise, e.g. teacher learning communities; and comprehensive research of such concepts as school culture and school innovation. Centered around the keywords of "school," "teaching" and "teaching expertise," our focus is work that synthesizes theory and practice to ultimately bring about positive changes in schools, lead teaching professionals to higher levels of expertise, and improve the quality of education.   The Journal of Studies on Schools and Teaching focuses on sharing the findings of field-oriented research on ‘schools’ and ‘teaching’ to aid teachers in maximizing their expertise and achieving the ongoing development of their academic capacity.   The main focus of the journal is on the comprehensive improvement of education quality through the change of school system and qualitative improvement of teaching. Therefore, the journal publishes papers about research on teaching and school system, teaching expertise, roles of teachers, teachers’ learning community collaborating on design-implementation-reflection-communication of classes as a vehicle for achieving positive change in schools.   The Journal of Studies on Schools and Teaching features theoretical, experimental, technical, and action research papers on schools and teaching. Field teachers are encouraged to research and submit their paper to this journal as well as education researchers and education experts.
Editor-in-Chief
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Kim, Dongwon

(Cheongju National University of Education)

Citation Index
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  • KCI IF(2yr) : 0.07
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.0
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 0.536
  • Immediacy Index : 0.0

Current Issue : 2022, Vol.7, No.1

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  • Implementation of Open-ended Approach Based on Analysis of Solution Spaces

    Kim Nam Gyun | Song, Dong Hyun | Kim, Su Ji and 2other persons | 2022, 7(1) | pp.1~27 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study intends to explore the means for improving math classes using open tasks by reflecting on the experiences of teachers in planning and implementing open classes. Toward this end, the study reviewed the open-ended approach in Becker and Shimada(2004), the analysis framework of solution spaces in Kim, Nam-gyun et al.(2022), and five practices of planning and implementing math classes in Smith and Stein(2013). Against this background, four teachers planned and reflected on open classes based on analysis of the solution spaces out of which two teachers in charge of fifth and sixth graders each conducted instruction for 25 students per class. Afterward, analysis of the solution spaces to an open task served as the basis for the meaningful mathematical discussions of the teachers in the open class. The study examined the difficulties and challenges faced by the teachers in this process. In addition, the study presented suggestion on improving open classes while reflecting on this result. As such, the implementation process of this study is expected to be used by teachers who want to plan and implement open classes.
  • A Practical Study on Teaching Disclosure by Professors in Elementary Teacher Education

    Kim MiHye | Ryu, Sang-Hee | Kim, Goun Ho and 4other persons | 2022, 7(1) | pp.29~49 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study is a case study that explores the experience of six professors(gender: female 2, male 4, major: Elementary Education, Ethics Education, Music Education, Physical Education 2, Practical Course Education) at the University of Education who train elementary school teachers participating in a lecture disclosure program to enhance their professionalism. Since the mid-2000s, to develop teaching professionalism a culture of observing the classes of fellow professors and contemplating such classes together has been maintained at the C University of Education. Since 2018, policy studies related to the class disclosure of professors have been conducted. Furthermore, in 2020, each of six professors opened each class at least once followed by an individual conference discussing opinions on class and implications for lecture improvement, and a post-mortem seminar in the form of a meeting with all research participants. In the same year, however, the majority of publicly available classes in universities were conducted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The process of observing the classes of fellow professors also occurred within the new platform, where the participants confirmed that various methods, such as discussion, practical, and project-based learning classes, were applied in online classes as well. Through the disclosure of classes among fellow professors, the participants were able to view their classes from an objective point of view, such that they were able to point out areas of improvement. Moreover, they comprehensively observed the educational process of pre-primary teachers through classes at the University of Education. The study expects that the results will contribute to the spread of the culture of open teaching in universities and draw implications for the self-professional development and improvement of professors of teacher education.
  • A Phenomenological Study on the Experience of Music Teachers' Music Performance Activities through the Teacher Learning Community

    Kim, Younghoo | 2022, 7(1) | pp.51~74 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study aims to explore the experiences and meanings of participating in musicperformance activities, based on the teacher learning community, by examining ninemiddle school music teachers in Seoul. The study subjects were nine music teachers who participated in ‘A’, a school arts education revitalization research group under the Seoul Education Research and Information Institute, and the study focused on the contents of the voluntary training conducted from August to November of 2021. This study collected the 'music performance' production process and experiences based on the music teachers' learning community through in-depth interviews, observation of participation, video data, official documents, and web posts, and analyzed the meaning and experience of participation in the learning community through the phenomenological research method of 'Colaizzi'. As a result of the analysis, this study derived 52 categorized statements, 29 meanings, and 13 topic bundles based on the central phenomenon of 'professional growth'. These were restructured into the four categories of motivational factors, process factors, situational factors, and analysis results were as follows. First, the motivating factors of music teachers' participation in 'music performance production training' based on the learning community were 'desire for professionalism improvement', 'desire for musical self-actualization', 'expectation for fellow music teacher network', and'dissatisfaction with existing teacher training'. Second, the process factors were 'class sharing and mutual teaching' and 'strong responsibility for joint projects'. Third, the situational factors included 'cooperative communication', 'retrospective reflection', and'support and encouragement' appeared. Fourth, as for the result factors, the teachers 'explored artistic self and teacher community', felt 'emotional bond', and felt 'reward and pride' through music performances based on learning community, and they ultimatelyexperienced 'professional growth'. This study is expected to help clarify and interpret in-depth teachers' learning context through a phenomenological analysis of music teachers' participation in 'music performance production training' based on the learningcommunity, and to be used as basic data for developing future music teacher training development.
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