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ERIC Number: EJ854763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
It's Not All about School: Ways of Disrupting Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Pedagogy and Communication
Ryan, Mary; Healy, Annah
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n3 p424-429 Apr 2009
Many pre-service teachers enter teacher education with problematic or unexamined assumptions about learners and teaching. This article reports on an authentic learning opportunity offered to 22 pre-service teachers in their first year at university, which attempts to disrupt these perceptions about learning and pedagogy. Using a new application of Butin's conceptual framework we show that during the project these participants developed more complex notions of learners and ways of making meaning. We argue that these "real-world" experiences, when offered before pre-service teachers begin practicum in schools, provide more "resources" to problematise the practices and institutional discourses encountered in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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