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This study investigated the relationships between Australian early years teachers’ epistemic beliefs and their beliefs about children’s moral learning. Results indicated that early years teachers held relatively sophisticated epistemic beliefs. The participants held epistemic beliefs reflecting views that knowledge is not certain; that knowledge is more than simple facts and that learning can take time; that truths are not absolute and that what is true today is not necessarily true tomorrow. With respect to beliefs about moral learning, teachers were less likely to agree that teachers had a role in children’s moral learning or that schools were the context where moral learning should take place.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2017
Assessment plays an integral role in teaching and learning in higher education and teachers have a strong interest in debates and commentaries on assessment as and for learning. This article reports on a project experimenting with interview panels as authentic assessment with preservice early childhood teachers. At the end of their first semester of study, students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Education program at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia were required to participate in a panel interview where they were graded by a panel made up of three faculty staff and one undergraduate student. Results indicated that both students and staff valued the experience and felt it was authentic.
Updated: Sep. 02, 2010
Peer mentoring programs are developed to assist first-year students as they make the transition into university life. The qualitative study appraises a mentoring programme for first-year undergraduate students from the mentors' perspective. Understanding the mentors' experiences can contribute to the success of the program and, more importantly, can lead to strong self efficacy for the mentors.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2008
The article aims to examine the effectiveness of online learning. The study included the identification of early childhood teacher education students' perceptions of their learning experience in the online environment. Those perceptions were compared with on-campus students receiving face-to-face contexts and distance learning students, receiving printed material.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2008