Search results for: Field experiences
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This article describes a collegial case study conducted in one Finnish university during the last field experience in a primary school teacher education program and discusses pedagogy of supervision from university supervisors’ perspectives. The purpose of the study was to clarify the role of university supervisors and try out a collegial supervision approach to combine theory and practice in a field experience. The results showed that a theory-based approach is possible and collegial supervision can add extra value to supervision. The student teachers became more aware of the different levels of curriculum and their meaning in teachers’ planning processes.
Updated: Nov. 19, 2013
An Analysis of the Factors That Influence Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Developing Dispositions about Teaching All Children
The goal of this study is to determine the factors that influence dispositions. The study examines experiences that influence candidates’ dispositions, the role that teacher education plays in dispositional development, and the ways in which these findings can inform teacher preparation programs in their efforts to prepare candidates to work with diverse students.The authors found that teacher preparation courses were the most influential factor in influencing candidates’ responses to issues of diversity. However, the research suggests that candidates’ field experiences have mixed impacts on their situational responses.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2013
Student Teaching for a Specialized View of Professional Practice? Opportunities to Learn in and for Urban, High-Needs Schools
This study explores opportunities to learn within and across student teaching placements.The authors analyze the degree to which placement experiences present equitable opportunities for PSTs to build a specialized knowledge base. The authors found that all participants repeatedly praised student teaching for nurturing emerging professional identities and conferring new self-confidence. Specifically, the authors address three core strands of opportunity reportedly experienced by participants. These include opportunities to learn about curriculum and content; opportunities to see and participate in, but usually not plan for, “what’s possible”; and opportunities to struggle with and for youth.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2013
This study aimed to understand pre-service teachers’ use of online journaling (or blogging) to contextualize, question, construct and transform their understanding of their initial field experience within an urban school setting. The findings suggest transformative shifts in the areas of developing confidence and observation skills, understanding the complexity of schools, developing concern for others, promoting democratic ideals and becoming a professional.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2013
The authors used advanced online Bug in Ear (BIE) technology as an approach to supervise and to provide 13 teachers in training with virtual coaching feedback online, in real-time, during their distant clinical experiences. The results confirmed that improvements in participants’ use of research-based instructional strategies were achieved, in part, through immediate virtual coaching feedback delivered from a distance, using advanced online BIE technology.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
The goal of this study was to determine the effects of a field-based, inquiry-focused course on pre-service teachers’ geoscience content knowledge, attitude toward science, confidence in teaching science, and inquiry understanding and skills. Results provide evidence of the value of the field and inquiry-based approach in helping pre-service teachers develop the needed skills and knowledge to create effective inquiry-based science lessons.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
Is Music an Active Developmental Tool or Simply a Supplement? Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Beliefs About Music
The current study examines early childhood preservice teachers' beliefs about the importance of music in early childhood. The paper also explores factors that influencing those beliefs. The findings reveal that preservice teachers in this study held relatively strong beliefs about the importance of music, including aesthetic, quality-of-life, and social-emotional benefits. Preservice teachers' beliefs were associated with whether they viewed music as an active tool for development and learning, or as merely an enrichment.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012
We Learned All About That in College”: The Role of Teacher Preparation in Novice Kindergarten/Primary Teachers' Practice
The current case study reports how 5 first-year kindergarten/primary teachers utilized knowledge and skills from their teacher preparation program as a means of approaching curricular decision-making for instructional practice.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2012
This article presents a case study from a larger research study which examined teachers’ experiences as supervisors of preservice teachers. This case study focuses on the experiences of two female supervisors, Kathy and Sally. The findings reveal that three contextual factors are significant to the supervisors' stories: the mature age of the preservice teachers; the preferred collegial practice of the supervising teachers; and the professional recognition they had been afforded by the school.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2012
In this article, the authors describe how pre-service teachers were scaffolded to engage in effective observations in their field experiences to reflectively build a foundation for learning about teaching. Data were collected from 27 pre-service teachers during two semester-long language arts methods courses where students used a blended approach for their observations.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012