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This study aimed to address the expressed needs of recent teacher education graduates. In an effort to assist these new educators in meeting their professional development needs, this study designed free, voluntary workshops to target some of the issues. The participants were 56 undergraduate and graduate college students majoring in teacher education. They were divided to two groups: a treatment group and a comparison group. The findings reveal that as the conclusion of the semester, the treatment group’s perceived knowledge in this area significantly improved, more so than their peers in the comparison group. Furthermore, in general, student teaching experiences yield changes in its participants. Through their fieldwork experiences, the comparison group demonstrated significant overall gains, and most specifically in lesson planning and working with diverse students.
Updated: May. 06, 2015
Research Studies and Active Learning Promoting Professional Competences in Finnish Teacher Education
The goal of this study is to investigate how student teachers benefit from authentic researcher experiences as part of their pre-service education. Student teachers regard research studies as an important part of their education.Research studies also affected students' ability to deal with learners' differences and collaborate with different partners in educational questions, and even helped them in their everyday classroom teaching. Furthermore, active learning experiences in teacher education reinforce the research studies' positive effect on professional competences. Student teachers' professional competences were much higher when both research studies and active learning experiences supported them.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2015
This article examines the way the teacher candidates used their understandings of their roles and relationships to construct instances of success. These participants had the same content major, took the same teaching coursework, and had the same programmatic expectations for student teaching. Both deemed their student teaching internship as a successful learning experience, and they received a passing grade. However, the two teacher candidates differed in the ways which they made meaning of everyday events and relationships. One of the participants defined success through the feedback from her cooperating teachers and university supervisors, whereas the other participant drew upon her own internal beliefs.
Updated: Mar. 19, 2015
From Evaluation to Collaborative Reflection: Teacher Candidate Perceptions of a Digital Learner-Centered Classroom Observation Form
The goal of this study was to gather teacher candidates’ perceptions of a form that incorporated self-reflection, collaborative reflection, and quality feedback. The faculty members at a Midwestern U.S. university piloted a new digital classroom observation form to promote a more learner-centered approach to supervision. Results indicated that while teacher candidates felt that the form took more time to complete, most felt it helped promote reflective practices, and supervisor feedback was viewed favorably.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2015
This study investigated the differences between trained Clinical Faculty (CF) and untrained cooperating teachers (CTs) in terms of their sense of self-efficacy for mentoring student teachers; ratings of student teachers’ performance; new teachers’ perceived competence; and new teachers’ perceived impact on K-12 student learning and development. The findings reveal that trained Clinical Faculty tended to have greater self-efficacy for mentoring. The findings showed that greater accuracy in assessing student teacher performance may result in stronger actual performance of student teachers placed with CF as compared to those placed with untrained CTs, as evidenced by comparably higher evaluations by university supervisors.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2015
Practicalising Theoretical Knowledge in Student Teachers’ Professional Learning in Initial Teacher Education
The current study aimed to investigate the professional learning of student-teachers in Bachelor of Education programmes. The findings suggest a typology of different approaches of practicalising theoretical knowledge which reflect how student-teachers make personal interpretations of theoretical knowledge and develop their own teaching pedgagogies in school contexts. The three approaches to practicalising theoretical knowledge include the Procedural Approach, the Reflective-adaptive approach, and the Reflective-theorising approach. The authors conclude that the different approaches of practicalising theoretical knowledge and suggested ways of maximising professional learning are derived from empirical findings in a programme which tends to put emphasis on professional learning in the higher education context as compared to the school-based context.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2015
The purpose of this article is to assess the level of argument and content of student teachers’ reflective writings over the course of two semesters. The results showed that the mean argument levels of students’ reflective essays differed between the two consecutive semesters. The results indicated that it is important to encourage students to focus on the content of the justification, dialogue and transformative learning in their reflective essays.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2015
This article investigates teacher identities of first-year student teachers through their practical theories. The results revealed that when student teachers begin their teacher education, the majority of positions concern didactical issues, that is, how to promote pupils’ studying and learning processes. In addition, the participants’ teacher identities as teachers strongly emphasise the moral nature of teaching. Contextual issues about school and society and matters related to content, such as the curriculum, had little representation in first-year student teacher identities.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2015
Student Teachers’ Perceptions of Reading and the Teaching of Reading: The Implications for Teacher Education
This article reports on findings form a study which, identified perceptions of reading and the teaching of reading held by trainee teachers. The study also identified the impact on the author's provision as a teacher educator. It found that students’ past and present experiences of learning to read and being a reader influenced their perceptions of what reading is and of what it means to teach reading. As a teacher educator, the author is not able to give students long experience of seeing children becoming readers. However, she is able to give them richer experiences of reading in personally and culturally relevant contexts.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2015
Beginning and End of the Internship: Student tTachers’ Interpersonal Profiles and the Accuracy of their Self-beliefs
The purpose of this study concerns student teachers’ interpersonal profiles and the accuracy of their self-belief regarding the interpersonal relationship with students at the beginning and end of the internship. The findings reveal that there were fewer student teachers with preferable interpersonal profiles at the end of the internship than in the beginning. Self-beliefs at the beginning indicated that the majority of student teachers were underestimating themselves; at the end of the internship most of them were overestimating themselves.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2014