Section archive - Programs & Practicum
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This article aims to share preservice teachers’ responses to the iPad initiative. In order to model technology integration, teacher educators at a small university in Texas implemented a one-to-one iPad initiative in a summer-camp setting. The findings will show student-centered interaction with the summer-camp participants, and technology integration, in an effort to prepare teachers for the 21st-century classroom.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2015
This study examines student participation in curriculum design at course and programme levels at three higher education institutes at UK, Ireland and USA. Case study methodology and critical theory provided the framework for the research study. This research has outlined a range of different approaches to co-creating curricula. In these examples, student participation has been reported to increase levels of individual and collective student responsibility for their learning, and enhance student performance and teachers’ satisfaction.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2015
The present study investigated changes in inservice teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge and technology integration self-efficacy as a result of engaging in collaborative instructional design with Web 2.0 tools. The authors found that the successes in implementing learning activities recorded in the teaching portfolios were attributed to the collaborative nature of instructional design, whereas the perceived weaknesses were attributed to personal planning skills.
Updated: Oct. 13, 2015
The purpose of this study was to better understand how preservice teachers’ participation in a technology-focused early field experience called Tech Club influenced their perceptions of teaching and learning. Findings highlight the importance of early field experiences and establish a rationale for providing preservice teachers early opportunities to practice with technology in authentic contexts.
Updated: Oct. 13, 2015
The Dialogic Space Offered by Curriculum-Making in the Process of Learning to Teach, and the Creation of a Progressive Knowledge-Led Curriculum
In this article, the authors argue for greater conceptual clarity between curriculum and pedagogy, and between the worlds of children’s experience and disciplinary knowledge, in order to deepen teachers’ understanding of the practice of teaching. The article shows how using the conceptual tools of curriculum making is key to becoming, and developing as a teacher.
Updated: Oct. 08, 2015
This article examines physical education pre-service teachers’ (PTs) self-efficacy and practicum experiences as self-efficacy sources through a mixed-method approach. Results showed a stronger self-efficacy in the relationship with students and discipline promotion. Lower self-efficacy was linked to instructional strategies. PTs with higher self-efficacy reported professional experiences before practicum as mastery experiences. During the practicum they highlighted as mastery experiences: classes’ characteristics, planning and teaching practice; lesson observation as vicarious experiences; and post-lesson conversations as verbal persuasion. PTs with lower self-efficacy reported classes’ characteristics and teaching practice as failure experiences.
Updated: Sep. 02, 2015
This article examines factors affecting the inclusion of health and well-being. It also explores educational implications in light of the changing landscape of pre-service teacher education in England. The participants were pre-service teacher training institutions in England, who completed a survey regarding to the provision of health and well-being education.
Updated: Sep. 02, 2015
Analyzing Preservice Teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Development in the Context of a Multidimensional Teacher Preparation Program
This study examined the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) development of 299 preservice teachers in response to the technology preparation they received during their initial teacher licensure program. Findings revealed that individual knowledge components made statistically significant and unique contributions to preservice teachers' TPACK.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of the Early Childhood Training Program. This program was designed to increase the quality of care offered to children age 0 to 5 in a metropolitan area of Southern California. Participants were recruited from six center-based child care programs serving preschool-age children and included program administrators, teachers, teacher aides, and enrolled children. The six participating programs were assessed at four levels: program administration, classroom, teacher, and child. The results demonstrated that the largest effect sizes were seen at the program administration and classroom levels and that smaller effect sizes were found with regard to the teacher and child levels.
Updated: Jul. 29, 2015
Participatory Action Research as Pedagogy: Investigating Social and Ecological Justice Learning within a Teacher Education Program
This article describes a research collective, which sets out to investigate the role and impact of social and ecological justice learning in a teacher education program. Amidst the tensions, negotiations, and articulations of the research design, the collective came to recognize the spaces of participatory action research as sites of growth and efficacy toward justice learning. And, each began to perceive themselves as both impacted by educational structures and as agents enacting their own visions of professional practice. These outcomes are discussed in the context of the growing body of participatory action research, emphasizing the dynamic learning precipitated within the intersections of the research collective.
Updated: Jul. 07, 2015