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Roberts, Pauline; Kirk, Gillian – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
ePortfolios are gaining momentum as a preferred way for graduates to demonstrate current and developing capabilities against industry standards. Effective training is essential for new graduates to produce quality and competitive ePortfolios. This research focused on the perspective of pre-service teachers on the effectiveness of learning…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Preservice Teachers, Evidence
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Thwaite, Anne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This paper gives a brief summary of Halliday's theory of how children learn to talk, illustrating the development of children's language from the microfunctions through the macrofunctions and into the metafunctions of adult language. The paper points to a possible source of the misinterpretation of Halliday's theory in the work of Frank Smith…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, English Curriculum, National Curriculum
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Norton, Stephen J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Prospective middle school pre-service teachers' knowledge and affect in Australia has had little empirical research. In this study, 108 graduate entry pre-service teachers were surveyed for their knowledge of middle years' mathematics, confidence, and self efficacy at the commencement of a mathematics curriculum course. It was found that their…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Wilks, Judith L.; Snow, Matthew; Lasczik, Lexi; Bowling, Alison – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
In this article we report on the monitoring of pre-service teachers' experiences of their course at a regional university in NSW, Australia. The intention of this research project was to engage with pre-service teachers to gauge their perceptions and their awareness of their developing teacher knowledge and skills. Our aim was to gather more…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational Experience
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Chan, Esther Yim Mei – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
With the rapid development of Internet technologies, higher education institutions have adopted blended learning to engage students in active learning and enhance their learning outcomes. This study investigated 261 preservice student teachers participating in a teacher education programme that was based on a blended learning design.…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Confucianism, Cultural Background, Foreign Countries
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Plöger, Wilfried; Krepf, Matthias; Scholl, Daniel; Seifert, Andreas – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study aimed to examine whether principles of effective teaching constitute essential criteria for a systematic and successful analysis of lessons. After watching a video of a complete lesson, the participants (each of nine experienced and pre-service teachers) were asked to analyse this lesson in terms of effectiveness for pupils' learning in…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Lesson Plans, Educational Principles
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Forgasz, Helen J.; Hall, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
In 2015, a new Master of Teaching coursework unit, Numeracy for Learners and Teachers, was introduced at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The drivers for the establishment of the unit were the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership numeracy standards for graduate teachers and the inclusion of numeracy as a general…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Uçar, Murat Berat; Canpolat, Erdal – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among the preservice science teachers' proenvironmental behaviours, environmental identity, and ecocentric and anthropocentric attitudes toward environment. A total of 576 (407 females and 169 males) preservice science teachers enrolling in five public universities' education faculties in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Hyndman, Brendon P.; Harvey, Stephen – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The advent of Web 2.0 technologies such as Twitter are reflective of an improved capacity for global educative collaboration. Yet there is an absence of research determining the potential of social media within Health and Physical Education Teacher Education (HPETE). The aim of this paper was to therefore determine pre-service teachers' (PSTs)…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preservice Teachers
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Lancaster, Julie; Bain, Alan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The study described here is part of a program of research investigating the application of a theoretical course design approach to pre-service teacher education. In this study the focus was to establish the effects of the design approach on pre-service teachers' mastery of pedagogical content knowledge about inclusive education. A…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Undergraduate Study, Instructional Improvement, Preservice Teachers
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Cavanagh, Michael; Barr, Jennifer; Moloney, Robyn; Lane, Rod; Hay, Iain; Chu, Hye-Eun – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This paper reports a pilot study to investigate four preservice teachers' reports of their impact on student learning while they completed a four-week professional experience block. We used Hiebert, Morris, Berk, and Jansen's (2007) framework for teacher preparation to analyse the how the participants planned, assessed and reflected on a lesson…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Gray, Christina C.; Lowe, Geoffrey M. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Arts teachers undertake a multitude of extracurricular activities. Yet, while these activities consume considerable time and require specific expertise, little attention is afforded to developing these skills and expertise during pre-service training. This article presents findings from a study into the value of a pre-service teacher production as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Extracurricular Activities, Professional Development, Preservice Teacher Education
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Doolan, Maria; Piggot, Ben; Chapman, Sian; Rycrof, Paul – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Embedded Work Integrated Learning (EWIL) is a specific model of Work Integrated Learning (WIL); students work with industry in small blocks of time at regular intervals throughout semester focussing on reflective learning in authentic work environments. This study highlights benefits and challenges experienced when incorporating EWIL into a…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Experiential Learning, Employment Potential, Job Skills
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Çalik, Muammer; Karatas, Faik Özgür – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The study aimed at exploring whether a "Science-Technology-Social Change" course improved pre-service social studies teachers' (PST) scientific habits of mind and attitudes towards socio-scientific issues. Within a pre- and post-course experimental design, the study was conducted with 135 second-year PST (68 males and 67 females) from…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Social Change, Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving
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Dinham, Judith; Williams, Paul – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
While the known health impacts of sedentary lifestyles have focused attention on children's outdoor activity, the development of their physical literacy -- the physiological, social, cultural, cognitive, expressive, and psychological dimensions of their physicality -- is much less in focus. Developing children's physical literacy is embedded in…
Descriptors: Children, Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers