ERIC Number: EJ900209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 6
Reflections on Teaching in a Rural School: Can I "Demonstrate" the STELLA Standards?
English in Australia, v42 n1 p45-48 2007
For the final assessment piece of her Bachelor of Education the author was asked to use the STELLA Standards Framework (Standards for Teachers of English Language and Literacy in Australia) to critically analyse and reflect on personally significant incidents which occurred during her final practicums. The objective was to be able to communicate how her "beliefs and values about English and English teaching" had developed. In this article, the author reflects on her experiences as a pre-service teacher using the STELLA standards as a framework. She describes her experiences in a rural school during practicum, and the tensions caused by using the STELLA standards both as a tool to help her think about her learning and for assessment purposes.
Descriptors: Practicums, Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, English Instruction, National Standards, Reflection, Beliefs, Teaching Experience, Educational Practices, Academic Standards, Phenomenology, Student Teaching, Conflict, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia