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Ulla, Mark B. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Research studies show a number of significant contributions of professional development programs towards teachers' teaching skills. This paper explores the views of eight (8) university lecturers in a university in Yangon, Myanmar with regards to the teacher capacity building and language enhancement training program they attended from 2014-2016.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Teaching Skills, Capacity Building
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Dobinson, Toni J.; Bogachenko, Tatiana – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Australian universities have moved towards greater reliance on technology as a learning tool. The use of podcasts or recorded lectures (sometimes called ilectures) is now common practice in both on-campus and online modes. Using a qualitative approach to data collection which included recorded interviews, an online survey of open-ended questions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Web Based Instruction, Lecture Method
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Knox, John S. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Language teaching is a profession which is international in character. Language teachers often work and study in foreign countries, and distance education has become very important in the education of language teachers. Drawing on two international surveys, this paper explores language teacher education by distance from the perspective of students…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Language Teachers, Teacher Education, Second Language Learning
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Christian, Beverly J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Pre-service teachers' instructional self-efficacy, that is, their belief in their own ability to foster learning with instructional tactics, is one predictor of classroom effectiveness. This qualitative investigation used focus groups to gather data from fifty-one preservice teachers enrolled in one Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Ehrlin, Anna; Insulander, Eva; Sandberg, Anette – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine how students on a teacher education programme interpret entrepreneurial learning. The study was performed in Sweden, based on a design theoretical and multimodal perspective on learning and communication which provides the basis for how we understand learning processes in early teacher education. The sample…
Descriptors: Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials
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Gürsoy, Esim; Kesner, John Edward; Salihoglu, Umut Muharrem – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In search for better practices there has been a plethora of research in preservice teacher training. To contribute to the literature, the current study aims at investigating teacher trainees' and cooperating teachers' views about the performance and contribution of supervisors during teaching practice after using Clinical Supervision Model.…
Descriptors: Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Teaching Models, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Dayal, Hem Chand; Lingam, Govinda Ishwar – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Teacher's conceptions are important as they could have a strong influence on their professional practices. This study set out to explore Fijian teacher's conceptions of assessment. Seventy teachers enrolled in an assessment course at a university in Fiji were involved in this study. Data was collected by asking teachers to write a reflection on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Reflection, Evaluation
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Kaleli-Yilmaz, Gül – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The aim of this study was to determine the views of mathematics teachers on the factors that affect the integration of technology in mathematic courses. It is a qualitative case study. The sample size of the study is 10 teachers who are receiving postgraduate education in a university in Turkey. The current study was conducted in three stages. At…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Kehrwald, Benjamin A.; McCallum, Faye – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The implementation of technology enhanced learning in higher education is often associated with changes to academic work. This article reports on a study of staff experiences with curriculum development and teaching in multiple modes of blended and online learning in a Bachelor of Education degree. The findings indicate that the changes…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Capacity Building, Educational Quality
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Dixon, Helen; Ward, Gillian – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Postgraduate study provides teachers with opportunities to become critical consumers of research as well as generators of their own knowledge, enabling them to fulfil the mandate of teaching being a research informed and evidenced based profession (Robinson, 2003). This article pays attention to 18 practicing teachers' reasons for undertaking a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Masters Degrees, Teacher Attitudes
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Huss, John A.; Sela, Orly; Eastep, Shannon – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the attitudes and experiences of seven online instructors in Teacher Education (three from the United States, four from Israel) pertaining to the deliberate efforts they make to build interaction into their web-based classes to support learning. In the tradition of cooperative inquiry, the use of purposive…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Education, Distance Education
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Birbirso, Dereje Tadesse – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Since 2000, Ethiopia has been working to come out of social crises, modernise itself and achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Although provided with billions of dollars by the West and their international agents, little has been changed and the crises seem never to abate, especially in the educational system. This study, thus, critically…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Allen, Jeanne M.; Ambrosetti, Angelina; Turner, David – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This paper reports on research conducted in two Australian universities to evaluate factors that are perceived to significantly impact on the professional experiences of pre-service teachers during practicum. Contextualised within teacher education programs in an urban university in Tasmania and a regional university in Queensland, the particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teaching, Student Teacher Supervisors, Cooperating Teachers
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Barton, Georgina; Baguley, Margaret; MacDonald, Abbey – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
There is extensive research that shows how the arts provide many benefits for all students yet there is evidence that arts education offerings and experiences are decreasing across both university and school sectors. It is important that we recognize the essential role of teacher educators in preparing pre-service teachers to be aware of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Kemp, Hellen R.; Reupert, Andrea – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
This study investigated primary, pre-service teachers' experiences regarding their caring role, and the barriers they face when caring for students. Thirteen Australian primary pre-service teachers were individually interviewed. Within a qualitative framework, transcripts were thematically analysed, alongside member checks. While results indicated…
Descriptors: School Location, Caring, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes