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ERIC Number: EJ864910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0332-3315
Key Elements in a Positive Practicum: Insights from Australian Post-Primary Pre-Service Teachers
Moody, Janet
Irish Educational Studies, v28 n2 p155-175 Jun 2009
This paper investigates key elements in a positive practicum, from the perspective of post-primary pre-service teachers in Victoria, Australia. Four key issues emerged: the emotional and professional support given by the supervising teacher, the freedom for pre-service teachers to develop their own teaching style, the provision of specific and constructive feedback, and the approach to assessment. These findings offer possible lessons for the Republic of Ireland context, where pre-service teachers are normally supervised by university faculty. The paper aims to stimulate debate on the practicum, and in particular on the roles of the school-based teacher and the university representative. (Contains 1 table and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland