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ERIC Number: EJ1110540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1449-9789
Reading the Map: Locating and Navigating the Academic Skills Development of Pre-Service Teachers
Moles, Janet; Wishart, Llewellyn
Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, v13 n3 Article 4 2016
This article reports on an action research project that was implemented to strengthen preservice teachers' academic skills and competencies in a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education course. Strategies identified as effective included mapping assessment tasks to State and National Early Childhood Education Curriculum and Standards Frameworks and Graduate Teacher Standards and against the skills needed to complete assessment tasks. Tools and resources were developed by lecturers to identify students' existing skill levels and then scaffold the required competencies into course teaching. The critical reflections of lecturers on their professional learning through this process were found to be integral to successful outcomes for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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