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ERIC Number: EJ805997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Reconceptualising Professional Experiences in Pre-Service Teacher Education...Reconstructing the Past to Embrace the Future
Le Cornu, Rosie; Ewing, Robyn
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n7 p1799-1812 Oct 2008
This paper provides a conceptual framework for developing high-quality professional experiences for pre-service teachers. The paper begins with a discussion of how professional experiences are conceptualised, structured and supervised in each of three orientations, which we have termed traditional, reflective and learning communities. We then describe a number of professional experience initiatives at two Australian universities, which are being reconceptualised around the notion of learning communities. We argue that framing professional experience around the notion of learning communities has the potential to support pre-service teachers to work with their peers and mentor teachers in more collegial and reciprocal ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia