Search results for: Preservice teacher education
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This paper reflects on a new pre-service teacher education initiative, Classmates. Classmates is a collaboration between the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (DET), South Western Sydney Region. Classmates aims to prepare pre-service teachers to work in challenging, hard-to-staff schools. These contexts typically have socially disadvantaged populations and annually experience teacher shortages and high teacher turnover, particularly amongst beginning and early career teachers.
Updated: Apr. 26, 2008
Effects of collaborative mentoring on the articulation of training and classroom situations: A case study in the French school system
The article explores the effects of collaborative mentoring on the professional development of preservice teachers. The data was gathered from observation and interviews. Findings indicate that in some circumstances collaborative mentoring provides a better articulation than the traditional models of co-preparation and co-evaluation of lessons.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2008
Enhancing Case-Based Learning in Teacher Education Through Online Discussions: Structure and Facilitation
This multi-case study compares the experiences of students and instructors participating in three different online discussion formats used to support the collaborative and social aspects of case-based instruction. Results supported prior research findings that online chats and discussions provided opportunities for the students to share, discuss, and modify their case understanding and to support each other in using that knowledge to solve case and classroom problems. Practical implications for instructors using discussion groups in case-based instruction are provided.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2008
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
The article describes a comparison study of Australian and Canadian cooperating teachers. The authors contrast the local settings and draw on the differences with respect to the cooperating teachers' preparation and compensation for their role in practicum settings and the complex relations between schools and universities.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2008
This article examines the gap between the practicesthat beginning teachers learn in university teacher preparation courses and those they reencounter in the K-12 classrooms in which they learn to teach. The authors describe the theory of horizontal expertise and how its use can address the problem. They then identify three processes essential to the development of horizontal expertise: the exchange of tools, the negotiation of social languages, and argumentation.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2008