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This paper reports a self-study of developing an integrated play-based pedagogy in a preservice early childhood teacher education subject about play. It is framed by understandings of play in children's lives and adult learning. The self-study was initially driven by a contradiction between teaching preservice teachers about play through didactic means and learning about play through play. Other tensions subsequently arose in this self-study and required me to reframe my thoughts and actions so I could move forward.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2008
Reconstructing Dominant Paradigms of Teacher Education: Possibilities for pedagogical transformation in Fiji
The article examines the variant educational models that are being implemented in Fiji. The author explores the historical factors that contributed to that educational approach. The study finds that despite the mechanistic practice and local culture of teacher education in Fiji, there are indications that point to future possibilities and hope, but that dominant techno-rational, and individual cultures of practice need to be developed by a socially localized program for teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008
The article discusses a study regarding the use of Jigsaw II as a technique in cooperative learning among elementary school student teachers in Turkey. The study included a proficiency test, and questionnaires that were issued to the teachers. Findings show that Jigsaw II had a positive effect on the student teachers academic success and their views on the technique itself.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008
The article describes a school-based study of teacher education students in Tasmania, relating to the teaching of studies of society and environment (SOSE). The study suggests that teacher preparation programs should encourage greater critical reflection on curriculum documents, and findings highlight teachers' tensions between experimental and/or interdisciplinary approaches to teacher education. The study also explores the selection of fieldwork sites for children's learning and teacher education pedagogies.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2008
Environmental education in teacher education in India: experiences and challenges in the United Nation's Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
The article discusses recent efforts to introduce environmental studies to school education in India. The incorporation of environmental education will involve changing issues related to content, learning and teaching methodologies, material development and building requirements.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2007