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ERIC Number: ED574563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Self-Reported Learning from Co-Teaching Primary Science Lessons to Peers at University
Hudson, Peter; Nykvist, Shaun; Mukherjee, Michelle
Online Submission, Education Reform Journal v1 n2 p34-48 2016
Universities are challenged continuously in reviews to improve teacher education, which includes providing substantial theory-practice connections for undergraduates. This study investigated second year preservice teachers' (n = 48) self-reported learning as a result of co-teaching primary science to their peers within the university setting. From extended written responses and observations of teaching practice, data indicated learning around the following themes: lesson implementation, content knowledge, teaching strategies, confidence to teach, questioning skills, grade appropriateness of content, time management, and how to critically observe co-teaching. The co-teaching episodes within the university setting were emphasised as a way to build confidence and as development of plausible science lessons for implementation in authentic primary classrooms. Co-teaching primary science to peers scaffolds the development of teaching skills and practices through dual roles as both teachers and student recipients.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia