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This study aimed to determine whether past research experience and pre-existing motivation style influence pre-service teachers’ perceptions of research. This study demonstrates that pre-service teachers generally display a positive attitude towards research, although these attitudes depend on their perceived research experience and also on their motivational styles. Furthermore, the authors found that students who believe they possess research experience are more likely, compared to students who believe they do not possess such experience, to value research and support the university’s attempts to promote research at the undergraduate level.
Published: 2016
Updated: Mar. 07, 2018
The present article reports on a study that explored identities in the context of a pre-service cohort’s online discussion group. The authors identified six main emergent identities –sociable, supportive, open, helpful, reliant, and hidden. It was also found that one category of identities emerged from a commitment to the social expectations and values of the group, whilst another emerged out of a personal resistance towards the social norms of group participation and involvement. In order to promote a collegial online environment, the findings indicate that pre-service teachers consistently exhibited and conceptualised sociable, supportive, helpful, and reliant identities when interacting within this online forum.
Published: 2015
Updated: Feb. 22, 2018
This study examined the professional perceptions of Teaching Chinese as an International Language (TCIL) pre-service teachers through analyzing the metaphors they use to describe themselves as teachers. The findings revealed that the participants used a variety of metaphors to display perceptions of themselves as pre-service TCIL teachers. Additionally, the participants’ metaphors demonstrate the interaction of cultural, historical and sociopolitical conditions underlying their perceptions.
Published: 2017
Updated: Feb. 22, 2018
This study examines engagement among pre-service teachers. The findings revealed that preservice teachers only scored between 54% and 70% of the maximum possible across all engagement scales. In particular, the engagement scale that pre-service teachers’ reported lowest in 2013 and 2016 was experiences with faculty. The engagement scale that pre-service teachers reported highest in 2013 and 2016 was campus environment.
Published: 2017
Updated: Feb. 20, 2018