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ERIC Number: EJ855406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Taking a "Reality" Check: Expanding Pre-Service Teachers' Views on Pedagogy and Diversity
Ryan, Mary; Carrington, Suzanne; Selva, Gitta; Healy, Annah
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v37 n2 p155-173 May 2009
The outcomes of a two-pronged "real-world" learning project, which aimed to expand the views of pre-service teachers about learning, pedagogy and diversity, will be discussed in this paper. Seventy-two fourth-year and 22 first-year students, enrolled in a Bachelor of Education degree in Queensland, Australia, were engaged in community sites outside of university lectures, and separate from their practicum. Using Butin's conceptual framework for service learning, we show evidence that this approach can enable pre-service teachers to see new realities about the dilemmas and ambiguities of performing as learners and as teachers. We contend that when such "real-world" experiences have different foci at different times in their four-year degree, pre-service teachers have more opportunities to develop sophisticated understandings of pedagogy in diverse contexts for diverse learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia