ERIC Number: EJ894295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Pre-Service Teachers' Critical Reflections of Arts and Education Discourse: Reconstructions of Experiences in Early Childhood and Higher Education
Miller, Melinda G.; Nicholas, Ellen L.; Lambeth, Meaghan L.
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v9 n4 p354?364 2008
This layered account of arts education is produced through the three authors' critical reflections of experiences in their own early childhood education, and their pre-service teacher education. The first layer establishes links between the arts, learning in the arts and critically reflective practices through an account of teaching and learning in Unit X--a compulsory arts unit in a four-year teacher education course. The second layer is a recall of early childhood arts experiences and how these informed our identities as artists, students of the arts and critically reflective teachers. Possibilities for promoting critically reflective practices in teacher education are recommended, alongside a call for more systematic modes of reflective inquiry in a teacher degree program.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Early Childhood Education, Reflective Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Art Education, Reflection, Critical Thinking, Teacher Background, Case Studies, Personal Narratives, Student Journals, Participatory Research, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia