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ERIC Number: EJ1057933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Picturebooks in Teacher Education: Eight Teacher Educators Share Their Practice
Daly, Nicola; Blakeney-Williams, Marilyn M.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v40 n3 Article 6 Mar 2015
There is a great deal of contemporary research demonstrating the effective use of picturebooks in the classroom; however, there are few studies recording perceptions and use of picturebooks in Initial Teacher Education [ITE]. This study explores the reported use of picturebooks within a New Zealand university-based ITE degree programme. The data discussed in this article was collected using semi structured interviews with eight teacher educators from different learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum. In order to unpack the power of using picturebooks as part of teacher preparation a discussion of why and how picturebooks are used by teacher educators is presented. These themes include modeling pedagogy for future teachers; dealing with negative attitudes to certain curriculum areas; plugging gaps in pre-service teacher knowledge among others.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand