ERIC Number: ED511998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Learning Modules to Develop Dispositions in Pre-Service Teachers
Stall, Patricia; Elsbree, Anne Rene; Lawler, Brian R.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, Apr 13-17, 2009)
The purpose of this qualitative research was to develop professional dispositions in secondary pre-service teachers. Throughout the one year credential program, we infused a repetitive and deliberate learning sequence directed at practicing habits of reflection. Scenarios, case studies, role plays, simulations and discussions included questions, reflective writing, and discussion at strategic junctures to address: awareness and understanding of self, awareness of reactions in the community, understanding motivation and developing empathy, and enacting change in yourself and others. Data collection over a period of three years includes a description of the learning modules, students' reflective writing and self-assessments, and observational notes from professors and supervisors in the field.
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Learning Modules, Student Development, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflection, Teacher Education Curriculum, Units of Study, Equal Education, Social Justice, Teacher Characteristics, American Indian Culture, Action Research, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Program Effectiveness, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A