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ERIC Number: EJ1065833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1072-4303
Constructing the Teaching Process from Inside Out: How Pre-Service Teachers Make Sense of Their Perceptions of the Teaching of the Four Skills
da Silva, Marimar
TESL-EJ, v9 n2 Sep 2005
This study aimed at investigating the perceptions Brazilian pre-service teachers hold concerning the teaching of the four skills in English as a foreign language, with a view to understanding how perceptions relate to pedagogical practice. Data were collected during the pre-service teachers' teaching practicum and the analysis, based on six sets of information, revealed that the pre-service teachers' perceptions stem from two types of knowledge: the theoretical knowledge and the experiential knowledge built up on their apprenticeship of observation and the memories of their lived experiences. Moreover, the perceptions the pre-service teachers have of these two types of knowledge work as tenets for them to interpret and understand their teaching, as filters through which the theoretical knowledge is viewed, as a source of teachers' knowledge, and as triggers of conflicts and dilemmas as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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