Search results for: Field experiences
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In this article, the author discusses some common themes found in her experiences as a Latina undergraduate student. During the summer of 2008, the author conducted fieldwork in a rural town in Mexico. The author discusses her experience as the only Latina student on this trip which were similar to those discussed by Latina scholars. The author considers the pros and cons of being an insider and an outsider to a rural town in Mexico, the use of Latinos as cultural brokers while denying their contributions as social scientists, and the blame she experienced for her lack of adjustment.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2010
This article discusses research on a Partner Classroom pilot program that was implemented to provide high quality, targeted field experiences in a senior-level elementary literacy methods course. The authors documented Partner Classroom experiences for two sections of a literacy methods course across two different semesters. The authors investigated the following research question: What did teacher candidates notice and value, and how did they make sense of one Partner Classroom visit each semester? Findings indicate candidates valued seeing a “real” teacher in action to help course concepts and theories come alive.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
This study explores how peer assessment contributes to enhancing student teachers' preparation during field experience. A semi-structured interview was conducted with 72 student teachers. The findings showed that the student teachers have positive beliefs about peer assessment. In light of the study findings, the researchers put forth a number of suggestions and recommendations for employing peer assessment in teacher education programs in Jordan.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
What constitutes a good teacher is construed as one who knows content, pedagogy, and student cognitive and emotional development sufficiently. Student teaching is a critical period for identity development of beginning teachers, yet it often lacks the space to work through this process with their peers. The authors engaged a semester length phenomenological narrative study of ten student teachers in an onsite student teaching seminar. Participants’ stories revealed that a more complete sense of self arose through conflicts encountered and the disjuncture of perceptions and realities of beginning to teach.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2009
Beyond Recollection: Reexamining Preservice Teacher Practices Using Structured Evidence, Analysis, and Reflection
Six preservice social studies teachers examined techniques believed to promote active student engagement during a 12-week field experience. They used electronic portfolio development supported by evidential reasoning methods and reflective question prompts. These methods helped preservice teachers to re-examine and modify teaching conclusions based on classroom evidence, and formulate improvement plans for future implementations.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2009
Transformational Experiences and Deep Learning: The Impact of An Intercultural Study Visit to India on UK Initial Teacher Education Students
This article documents the impact of a study visit to south India in 2007 on students following courses in initial teacher education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. The main finding was that the study visit was a powerful learning experience which transformed students' thinking by creating dissonance on a cognitive, emotional and existential level.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2009
The Impact of Pre-Service Field Training Sessions on the Probability of Future Teachers Using ICT in School
In this article, the authors analyzed the data taken from a longitudinal survey on the computer skills and attitudes of students toward the integration of ICT in teaching in primary and secondary school teacher education programs at the University of Sherbrooke. The authors subsequently underline the potential contradictory effects between the classroom teaching observed during practicum and the effort to support the use of computer technology in school during university training.
Updated: Oct. 11, 2009
Developing a Vision of Teacher Education: How My Classroom Teacher Understandings Evolved in the University Environment
The objective of this research was to examine the development of the author's vision of teacher education as he moved from teacher to teacher educator. A qualitative self-study methodology was used to identify and describe sources of tension and growth that contributed to the evolution of his classroom teacher understandings as he forged a distinct vision for teacher education. Data were collected in the form of field texts over the three-year period when the author worked as a graduate teaching assistant in a teacher education program. The author identified four primary sources that contributed to the development of his vision of teacher education.
Updated: Aug. 25, 2009
This study describes a paid field experience designed to investigate teacher candidates' willingness to teach in urban schools. 73 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a teacher preparation program were recruited for participation in the SITC program. Data from pre and post surveys indicated no significant difference as the number of previous field hours increased, from the beginning to the conclusion of field experience, on ratings of field experience and willingness, and between ethnic and SES groups.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2009
In this article, the authors explore the relationship between technology use in school classrooms and a teacher preparation program. The authors describe how teacher candidates learn how to use technology as a pedagogical tool to enhance teaching and learning . They describe technology use in schools, their courses, and their students' field experiences. By modeling technology integration in their course work (based on what they observed in schools) and by collaborating with technology-rich classrooms and teachers, the authors found that teacher candidates became natural users of technology in their student teaching.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2009