Search results for: Practicum placement
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The focus of this study is the practice of mentoring as perceived by key participants, and the backdrop is the changing training context. Particularly, this research aims to understand mentoring of student teachers as a practice-based learning process situated within the school as a workplace, and for the purposes of sustaining the working practices and staffing of that workplace. Experiences of mentoring in this specific case study of initial teacher education vary but there are common constraints and affordances. This research suggests that the wider value placed on mentoring within the workplace-orientated context of initial teacher education matters. Furthermore, the socio-cultural context within which mentoring occurs also has a significant impact, and indeed the extent to which the mentors are afforded the necessary time and mentor education to fulfil their role.
Updated: Oct. 12, 2015
This study investigates how iPhones® have been used by preservice students, supervising teachers and teacher educators to provide formative assessment to preservice teachers on practicum. Data from an action research project showed improvement of practicum experiences for mentors and preservice teachers. Results indicate that there is strong support for the use of mobile devices as a means to support supervising teachers in their decision-making processes.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2015
This article explores the pedagogical learning of South African pre-service teachers during a practicum in special schools. These placements do not only serve to promote an understanding of difference and disability. These pre-service teachers noticed aspects of pedagogy that had been less visible to them during previous practicum sessions in ‘mainstream’ schools. The authors conclude that a practicum placement in such settings has the potential to advance their pedagogical learning.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2015
Three research instruments were designed to explore how mentors judge readiness to teach during final practicum placements. This article describes the three instruments. It discusses how the three tasks worked as ways to understand how people judge readiness to teach and as ways to develop mentors’ judgement making.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2015
A Bourdieuian Analysis of Teachers’ Changing Dispositions towards Social Justice: The Limitations of Practicum Placements in Pre-service Teacher Education
The current paper illustrates and theorises change in two Australian teachers’ dispositions towards social justice over time from a Bourdieuian perspective. The interviews with the two participants over a two-year period provide evidence of change in their dispositions towards social justice. By the end of their first year of teaching, there is evidence that both experienced change in their dispositions towards social justice. There is clear movement towards social democratic or difference models of redistributive justice. Within this movement is a growing recognition of the appropriateness of the )re)distribution of different social goods for different people rather than a quest for sameness. This dispositional change took place at the same time as the two participants were developing competence as beginning teachers.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2014
This study examined preservice secondary science teachers’ perceptions of the classroom learning environment as experienced during their practicum. The study also compared this classroom learning environment to their espoused views of an ideal science classroom. The qualitative findings are corroborated by some of the results from the CLES scales, suggesting that preservice teachers perceived their practicum classrooms to incorporate only a few of the constructivist learning environment factors. Furthermore, most preservice teachers also believed that their practicum should be a flexible apprenticeship, where science teaching innovation was supported.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2013
Effects of Immediate Feedback Delivered via Webcam and Bug-in-Ear Technology on Preservice Teacher Performance
This article describes the results of a research, which was conducted to evaluate the effects of using webcams and Bluetooth™ technology to deliver immediate feedback to special education preservice teachers in practicum placements from remote locations. Results suggest that immediate feedback provided via this technology was effective in increasing the targeted technique in all five preservice teachers who participated in the study.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
Seeing through ICT: Re-Viewing Student Teachers' Transformation of Practice from University Session to School Placement
The article analyses the impact of the teaching of an ICT activity by a teacher educator. The authors traced two student teachers' transformations of the ICT activity in lessons during their school practice. They show how tracing the transformation of an ICT activity from a university session to school lessons can make the dilemmas associated with subject knowledge, learning, and pedagogy more visible for teacher educators. The study suggests that ICT creates an additional layer of complexity within teaching while also allowing the process and problems of learning to be more visually evident to a researcher.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2009
Reexamining the Practicum Placement: How to Leverage Technology to Prepare Preservice Teachers for the Demands of the 21st Century
While many factors are taken into account when identifying appropriate practicum placements, effective technology use by the classroom teacher is rarely considered. This is disconcerting given the recent emphasis on teacher technology preparation. The research described in this article studies 30 preservice teachers’ participation in a six-week virtual practicum.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2008