Assessing teachers’ collaborative lesson planning practices: Instrument development and validation using the SECI knowledge-creation model

Norman Biliwang MENDOZA, Chi Keung Eric CHENG, Zi YAN

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Abstract

Collaborative lesson planning (CLP) is a key component of teachers’ professional development that responds to students’ ever-increasing learning needs. This study aimed to develop and validate an instrument to evaluate teachers’ CLP practices. Guided by the SECI (socialisation, externalisation, combination, and internalisation) knowledge-creation model of Nonaka and Takeuchi (1995), items assessing CLP practices were developed. To validate the CLP scale, we analysed data from 540 primary and secondary school teachers in Hong Kong. Exploratory factor analysis on a random half of the sample suggests a four-factor solution that supports the SECI model. A confirmatory factor analysis and multidimensional Rasch analysis on the remaining half of the sample confirmed the four-factor structure. Both analyses support the dimensionality of the four-factor model, rating scale effectiveness, and item fit statistics. The final version of the CLPS has 21 items that assess teachers’ CLP practices under the four SECI processes. This instrument has practical value in assessing, monitoring, and promoting collaborative teaching practices in school. The study's limitations and implications are discussed. Copyright © 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101139
JournalStudies in Educational Evaluation
Volume73
Early online dateMar 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Mar 2022

Citation

Mendoza, N. B., Cheng, E. C. K., & Yan, Z. (2022). Assessing teachers’ collaborative lesson planning practices: Instrument development and validation using the SECI knowledge-creation model. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 73. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2022.101139

Keywords

  • Collaborative lesson planning
  • SECI
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Teachers
  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Rasch analysis
  • PG student publication

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