Search results for: Practicum
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This article emphasizes features of Internet literacy practices that preservice mathematics and science teachers found compelling and important for their pupils’ learning. 24 mathematics and science preservice teachers (PSTs) conducted a scaffolded investigation into the literacy practices of pupils in their practicum placements. These investigations clearly demonstrated to PSTs that Internet literacies create new demands on comprehension strategies that are in some ways similar to traditional literacies but in many respects go beyond them.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012
This article focuses on the assessment of student teachers during practicum. The study is contextualised in an Australian pre-service teacher education program in which practicum has been reconceptualised to help bridge the theory–practice gap commonly associated with “front-end loading” programs. The findings point to what participants perceive as disparate understandings between university and school staff about the nature and role of assessment.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2012
Dual Roles – Conflicting Purposes: A Comparative Study on Perceptions on Assessment in Mentoring Relations during Practicum
This article describes a comparative study which conducted in Norway, Israel and The Netherlands to examine the perceptions of mentors and mentees the nature of assessment in practice teaching. The participants were 74 student teachers and 52 mentors from these three countries. The authors found high agreement between mentors and students on a number of issues related to assessment in mentoring both in the nature of teaching as well in the process of mentoring. This study also found that there is a similar level of agreement in the three contexts regarding what to assess and how the assessment is done as there is about the mentoring activity.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012
This article examines how two pre-service teachers learn to take up definitions of local literacies in their work with students from racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse backgrounds in practicum settings. They use approximations in literacy teaching to design practices with students, demonstrating the process of becoming a teacher of literacy.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
This study examined the relationship between preservice teachers' teaching knowledge and self-rating of competencies and their practicum experience. The participants of this study are fourth year students in the Department of English Language Education of the Faculty of Education, Mula University, Turkey. The results of the TKT and Teacher Competency Scale showed that student teachers acquired means above the average.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
The Problematic Nature of the Practicum: A Key Determinant of Pre-service Teachers’ Emerging Inquiry-Based Science Practices
The current paper disseminates findings from a multi-year study regarding secondary preservice science teachers’ perceptions toward inquiry-based science teaching. The study also examined the extent these perceptions are augmented by their practicum. The findings indicated that preservice teachers improved their understanding and capability of using scientific inquiry due to their methods course. However, the role of practicum in supporting their newly developed perceptions was problematic.
Updated: May. 10, 2011
This article reports a study that examined the reflective practice of three beginning secondary mathematics teachers participated in a one-year university teacher education program and concurrent professional fieldwork experience or practicum. Results show some improvement in the participants' ability to reflect on their teaching during the practicum, while also highlighting the importance of the practicum school context in their professional formation and professional development.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2010
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
The current paper describes challenging practicum situations that provided three early childhood education students with leadership opportunities to promote best practices in child care centers. Using excerpts from student journals and meetings, the article documents students' initial discouragement at practices observed.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
The relationship between an associate teacher and student teacher is a crucial aspect of the practicum experience in pre-service teacher education. This paper discusses a study which investigated the nature and substance of the professional relationship established between associate teachers and student teachers during a final block practicum.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009