This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 28 number 2,
Author(s): Lisa Scherff and Nancy Robb Singer, " The Preservice Teachers Are Watching: Framing and Reframing the Field Experience", Pages 263–272, Copyright Elsevier (February 2012).
The authors employ Sizers’ (1999) school- and classroom-based lenses for observation and apply them to the events and interactions that teacher education students see during school-based field experiences.
Data include online reflections and discussions among 33 students enrolled in a teacher education program at a large, public university.
The findings show that participants engaged in a complex series of framing(s) and reframing(s) to make sense of their experience.
Further, the authors show how computer-mediated communication tools can promote framing and reflection among preservice teachers and enhance the face-to-face instruction university teacher educators provide.