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ERIC Number: ED412183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Mediated Learning Experience: Application across Diverse Groups - Preservice Teachers in Singapore.
Seng, SeokHoon
In response to recent stress on incorporating core thinking into subject curriculum, the mediated learning experience (MLE) is being incorporated into the preservice training modules of the Singapore National Institute of Education (NIE). This study examines: (1) factors contributing to the preservice teacher's commitment to using MLE; (2) specific components of MLE that are actually implemented; (3) the extent to which teachers manifest any transfer when teaching content areas; and (4) practical problems faced by teachers when implementing MLE in a school setting. This study is ongoing and only qualitative data have been analyzed so far. Preservice graduate teachers (n=46) were given 20 hours of training in the application of MLE criteria during their first year at NIE. Graduate teacher trainees were posted for about 10 weeks of teaching practice (practicum) in several primary and secondary schools. Anecdotal records, videotapes of MLE lessons and a reflective rating scale were used. Most participants reported that they would continue to use MLE procedures even after graduation; some suggested that in-service training would facilitate proper implementation of the program. (Contains 10 references.) (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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