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In this self-study, a teacher educator and an experienced teacher analyze an unexpected shared opportunity to mentor pre-service elementary educators. Our partnership arose during a graduate course on literacy development for elementary students, serendipitously captured during an extended electronic conversation with the pre-service candidates.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2008
Utilizing narrative inquiry, the article explores the dilemmas of theory and practice. The writer, formerly a standard testing K-12 teacher, and now a full time professor, addresses the dilemmas and claims that until teacher education in universities and practical teaching are addressed, school reform cannot be fully realized.
Updated: May. 27, 2008
Strategies of preservice teachers in real learning situations are explored in this article. The strategies of real learning situations are recorded in a diary and compared with others. Findings indicate that use of diaries has a positive effect on knowledge acquisition and serve as a valuable learning tool.
Updated: May. 21, 2008
An Examination of What Metaphor Construction Reveals about the Evolution of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Teaching and Learning
The article explores the representations of preservice elementary teachers' in the United States and Europe, regarding teaching and learning, utilizing reflective activities that integrate academic activities and field experience. The study seeks to examine changes in metaphorical representations and the factors that influence those changes.
Updated: May. 12, 2008
This article explores the use of active imagination and dialogics as constructs that can be applied reflexively to health care education. Drawing on student data, it discusses some of the primary elements of these ideas, and how they may inform reflection, human inquiry, and pedagogical approaches to personal and professional growth and development.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008
The article examines reflection as a widely accepted process in teacher education. The nature of reflection has recently been challenged by the socially situated and critical, as they try to engage teachers in the broader social context. The study examines the use of critical social reflection in two social studies methods courses.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2008
The article examines how student-teachers perceive their integration into the school life during their initial teacher education school placements. Data gathered from 23 student-teachers revealed that they considered their social interactions with school staff meaningful professionally and enhancing emotionally.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2008
The Role of Socially Constructed Shared Knowledge in Learning to Teach: Collaboration and Reflection in a Computer-Mediated Environment
This research examined the role of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in a partnership that was formed between an educational psychology course for preservice teachers, eight professors from the university's teacher education program, and eight practicing teachers from diverse public schools from across two states. Participants communicated via chat rooms and threaded discussion lists. The use of computer-mediated communication as a viable means of supporting collaboration and reflection in teacher education is described.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2008
This paper describes a university-school collaboration that resulted in the creation and implementation of a field-based teacher education program. Key features of this program included immersion in the field, integrated curriculum, supported reflection, and technology integration.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2008
This paper explores the dual and seemingly contradictory potential of self-study research to illuminate our fears, anxieties, tensions and uncertainties as teacher educators, whilst acting as a catalyst for community building. This self-study research was conducted during the founding year of a new school of education, drawing data from surveys and interviews with faculty about their own self-study research and participation in one another's studies.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2008