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ERIC Number: EJ881022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1742-5964
"In Loco Paedagogus:" The Pedagogy of a Novice University Supervisor
Cuenca, Alexander
Studying Teacher Education, v6 n1 p29-43 Apr 2010
The peripherality of the university supervisor during the student teaching experience has often been considered extraneous to the work of preparing preservice teachers. Despite the supervisor's potential to support learning, the low status of supervision in the preparation of prospective teachers has led to a lack of commitment in preparing, advising, and assisting novice supervisors entering the field. This self-study provides an insider's account of my practice as a novice university supervisor. My findings suggest that I constructed a pedagogy of field-based teacher education guided by a rationale I term "in loco paedagogus," whereby I instruct students based on how I would react in a similar situation. Drawing on these findings, this article highlights the need to recognize how beginning university supervisors learn to teach teachers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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