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Unformatted text preview: es a teacher to 268 Hien Minh Thi Tran and Farshid Anvari take regular notes of events and observations, record a tentative hypothesis and develop new understandings similar to a scientist keeping laboratory notes (UTS 2007). Analyse: This dimension is to analyse the process or the issue which the instructors have described in dimension one. The instructors analyse the methods which they plan to act or how they go about to obtain the necessary information and gain the required knowledge. Moon (cited in McGuigan et al. 2009) defines the analysis dimension as ‘a mental process with purpose and/or outcome in which manipulation of meaning is applied to relatively complicated or unstructured ideas in learning or to problems for which there is no obvious solution.’ For example, the instructors use the Bloom’s revised Taxonomy to analyse how to design course materials that encourage critical thinking from the learners or to analyse the intended learning outcomes in comparison with the participants’ learning outcomes to identify issues. Another example is that the instructors reflect on their actions or on the questions raised by learners in the one‐minute papers to determine what they could have done better or to incorporate the issues raised by participants in their training materials where applicable. Transform: This dimension often requires action‐research or reflect‐on‐action to transform meaning of the above analysis. Action‐research is about creating awareness and understanding, in order to improve a certain practice (Mahani and Molki, 2012). For example, the instructors conduct action‐research to find possible solutions to an issue and, develop examples that they can use to illustrate the issue. Another example is that the instructors introduce innovative teaching methods to effectively transmit knowledge or new techniques to inspire learners personally engage with learning materials and design training materials that keep the cognitive load on the working memory within the...
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