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The current study examined the perspective of a cohort of 60 Chinese EFL pre-service teachers with regards to microteaching. The results show that microteaching was a useful tool for the pre-service teachers’ professional development; however, the experience was not without flaws. The most commonly perceived deficiency was artificiality, which appeared to have to some extent limited the student teachers’ development of real-life classroom teaching competence.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
Transforming the Existing Model of Teaching Practicum: A Study of Chinese EFL Student Teachers' Perceptions
The current article reports on a study of Chinese pre-service teachers' perceived problems in their teaching practicum. Reflective paper-writing was employed to investigate the views of 210 student teachers on an English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher education programme in Central China. The findings highlight six major problems. The article points out that these problems have been caused by the exiting rationalist model of teacher education. Furthermore, the article also emphasises the need to transform the existing model of teaching practicum.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010