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ERIC Number: ED309888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Teaching and Learning Revisited by Practising Pre-School Teachers.
Savage, Maureen
This paper discusses problems of course and curriculum construction for a course for students at the Phillip Institute of Technology, Victoria, Australia, who were also practicing teachers. Since 1985 the early childhood staff at the institute have worked with groups of teachers who were employed in early childhood centers but whose previous studies were not recognized as being adequate for registration. In order to accommodate these students, a format was created in which students attended classes on campus one day a month, and worked alone, by telephone contact, and with small local self-help groups, the rest of the time. The model for the students' training was based on a tripartite view of professional expertise--technical skills, the application of theory and general principles, and critical analysis--enveloped by reflective thought and deliberate action. Students were expected to have a certain level of technical skills upon entering the program. Their previous training provided them with some general educational theory and principles and some techniques of critical analysis. The course concentrated on deliberate action and reflective thought. Units of the course covered child development, curriculum theory, the child in society, and individual projects. (RJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia