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ERIC Number: EJ1159407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Creating a Community of Learners in a Middle School Methods Course
D'Souza, Lisa Andries
Middle School Journal, v48 n5 p21-27 2017
This examination of practice aims to share pedagogical practices, grounded in the research of teaching and learning, for building a community of learners in teacher education coursework. The pedagogical exploration supports explicit modeling of strategies to support teacher candidates in their mission to develop a community of learners in their own middle school classroom. The strategies described include community building assignments, collaborative unit planning, modifications to instructor pedagogy, and classroom design. Teacher candidates need instructors who model such teaching practices for effective conceptualization of a community of learners. Such modeling demonstrates how to build trust and develop supportive relationships in a classroom. Building relationships with students has been regarded as one of the most important means of supporting student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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