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ERIC Number: EJ1177402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Exploring the Use of Narratives to Understand Preservice Teachers' Practicum Experiences from a Sociocultural Perspective
Eksi, Gonca Yangin; Güngör, Müzeyyen Nazli
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v43 n4 Article 9 p159-174 Apr 2018
This paper reports on an exploratory study designed to investigate what aspects of practicum pre-service teachers narrate as meaningful experiences and how these narratives help them promote teacher awareness and professional development. The study is conducted with 21 fourth-year pre-service teachers attending the practicum at the time of the study. The data consist of 84 narratives written in 2015-16 academic year and oral interviews with pre-service teachers conducted in seminar courses. A two-person review panel analysed the data through inductive data analysis from a sociocultural perspective. The analysis points to the nature of narratives, the practicum school context these narratives emerge, and the link between narratives and their contributions to pre-service teachers' awareness and professional learning. The article concludes by considering implications for developing the content of practicum and pre-service teachers' reflective practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)
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