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Quintero Polo, Álvaro Hernán – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In this article the author reports on a study of some English language student-teachers' trans-formations of knowledge about language education. The question that guided the study was: How are English language student-teachers' formative pedagogical and research experiences portrayed in a transformative and critical outlook for initial teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Teachers
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Carlson, James R. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This qualitative study was designed as a single-case study of a small, public, teacher education program in the Midwest. The author conducted a study on the perceived role of a "critical friends group" (CFG) in the development of beginning secondary teacher candidates' understandings and practices of reflective practice. Three main types…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Reflection, Friendship, Teaching Methods
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White, Elizabeth S.; Miller, Kyle E. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine student perceptions of a Child Development in Education course required for education majors. Participants (N = 167) completed pre and posttests assessing course content knowledge and a course satisfaction survey. Five students also participated in semi-structured interviews. Quantitative…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Education Majors, Curriculum Design
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Kelly, Regina; Erduran, Sibel – Irish Educational Studies, 2019
Irish science education is aiming to develop post-primary students' knowledge of and about science through the introduction of 'nature of science' (NOS) in the new junior cycle science specification. This study aimed to investigate pre-service science teachers' views about a particular aspect of NOS, namely the aims and values of science. Aims and…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction
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Cooper, G.; Park, H.; Nasr, Z.; Thong, L. P.; Johnson, R. – Educational Media International, 2019
Virtual reality (VR) platforms act as a potentially transformative tool in learning and teaching. The aim of this study was to examine pre-service teachers' (PST) perceptions about VR, inclusive of their beliefs about its capacity to be used as a teaching and learning tool. A case-study, conducted at an urban university in Australia involved a…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Thompson, Stephen L.; Emmer, Ed – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This exploratory case study centered on 3 beginning elementary science teachers who experienced variations in practice-based instructional approaches within their elementary teacher development sequence. We define "practice-based instructional approaches" as engaging with teaching approximations that occur in authentic classroom settings…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Cherner, Todd S.; Curry, Kristal – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
The call for integrating media literacy into public education is not new. However, with the rise of "fake news" and sensationalism along with technology's ever-growing role in society, media literacy offers teachers and students a set of skills to analyze, critique, and respond to the information that appears before them in the digital…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Media Literacy, Critical Literacy
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Burchard, Melinda S.; Myers, Sarah K. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
A teacher educator and college librarian collaboratively designed and taught teacher education workshops about finding and evaluating what works in teaching. This study investigated interactions of self-efficacy for information literacy, self-efficacy for solving problems with evidence-based practices, skills of searching for and citing sources,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Information Literacy, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods
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Okhremtchouk, Irina S.; Sellu, George Sahr – Teacher Educator, 2019
Arizona is one of six states leading the nation in English language learner (ELL) student enrollments and requiring all teachers to complete coursework in methods of teaching ELLs. This policy requirement has impacted teacher preparation programs and the field of teacher education as a whole. As such, there is a growing need to identify and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Teacher Competencies, Readiness
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Makina, Blandina – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article explores the findings of a qualitative case study of journal entries by 10 final-year English pre-service teachers during their five-week practicum in disadvantaged schools in South Africa's Gauteng province. The study sought to investigate the nature and depth of reflection as well as student teachers' perceptions regarding the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Journal Writing, Reflection, Foreign Countries