ERIC Number: EJ1087407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Changing Conceptions of Teaching: A Four-Year Learning Journey for Student Teachers
Cheng, Annie Y. N.; Tang, Sylvia Y. F.; Cheng, May M. H.
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v22 n2 p177-197 2016
Understanding student teachers' development of conceptions of teaching and learning is critical for teacher educators. Drawing from the findings of a four-year longitudinal study in Hong Kong, this paper examines the trajectories of the student teachers' changing conceptions of teaching and learning approaches throughout their undergraduate programme. Three types of trajectories: guided touring, experiential detouring and self-guided touring, as the changes in both conceptions of teaching and learning approaches, are presented. The results suggest that three factors: faculty, learners' attitudes towards learning and ability to integrate different learning resources, influenced the development of the student teachers' trajectories. This study adds to the international body of knowledge on the interconnected development of conceptions of teaching and learning approaches. The paper concludes with the implications for teacher education.
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Longitudinal Studies, Instruction, Learning Processes, Cognitive Structures, Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies, Interviews, Experiential Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Transformative Learning, Student Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong