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ERIC Number: EJ922174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Learning-to-Learn and Learning-to-Teach: The Impact of Disciplinary Subject Study on Student-Teachers' Professional Identity
Rogers, Graham
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v43 n2 p249-268 2011
A coherent view of student-teachers' preparation and the learning experiences to which they are exposed are key to sustaining the relevance of university-based teacher-education programmes. Arguably, such coherence is lacking and the research base to an understanding of the student-teacher experience is still a relatively limited one. This paper takes the view that student-teachers' epistemological growth is a key component of their professional development, their sense of identity as intending teachers, and their successful entry into a teaching career. In adopting a phenomenographic approach it explores a chain of evidence which demonstrates that immersion in the processes of learning and knowing, within a specific disciplinary context, had a significant impact on students' emerging professional identities and on their values as teachers which extends beyond the subject matter itself. Arguably, the findings of this case-study hold important implications for a teacher-education programme and for effective pedagogic practice. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)