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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
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