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ERIC Number: EJ1096788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Examining Changes in Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs of Pedagogy
Sheridan, Lynn
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v41 n3 Article 1 Mar 2016
Pre-service teachers enter teacher education with beliefs about teaching and ideas on pedagogical approaches. This research focuses on monitoring the pedagogical beliefs of a cohort of pre-service teachers' pre-existing pedagogical beliefs on important/relevant pedagogy for secondary teaching and how these beliefs changed over the course of their degree. Data were collected from a cohort via a survey at the beginning and end of the year of the study. The cohort comprised pre-service teachers from each year of the four-year degree. This research found that pedagogical beliefs changed over the duration of the course. This finding indicates that there are educational opportunities when pre-service teachers are most receptive to building new teaching practices. The implication of this research is that pedagogical teaching in teacher education can be improved by a better understanding of how pedagogy beliefs evolve over the duration of the course.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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