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ERIC Number: EJ786070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Building a Framework for Determining the Authenticity of Instructional Tasks within Teacher Education Programs
Iverson, Heidi L.; Lewis, Mark A.; Talbot, Robert M., III
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n2 p290-302 Feb 2008
We propose a framework for evaluating the degree of authenticity of instructional tasks used within a teacher education program. First, we provide a defense for authenticity as an exemplary aspect of education. Second, we synthesize the theoretical literature on authenticity into conceptual codes. Using these codes, we build our authenticity framework around five criteria: the instructional task (1) is routinely performed by teachers, (2) involves students in a classroom, (3) promotes knowledge of practice, (4) involves self-reflection, and (5) serves formative purposes. We then discuss potential applications of our framework for the individual teacher educator and for program evaluation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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