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Kosnik, Clare; Menna, Lydia; Dharamshi, Pooja; Beck, Clive – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper presents findings from the large-scale study "Literacy Teacher Educators: Their Backgrounds, Visions, and Practices" that includes 28 literacy/English teacher educators (LTEs) from four countries. The participants were interviewed three times and shared their course outlines. Six pre-service LTEs who use a constructivist…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods
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Herold, Frank; Waring, Michael – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: The role that content knowledge, an important component of practical subject matter knowledge, plays for pre-service teachers (PSTs) in physical education teacher education (PETE) remains contested and unclear. Whilst some researchers emphasise the facilitative nature of such knowledge, others criticise that too much focus on content…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Dreher, Anika; Kuntze, Sebastian; Lerman, Stephen – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Dealing with multiple representations and their connections plays a key role for learners to build up conceptual knowledge in the mathematics classroom. Hence, professional knowledge and views of mathematics teachers regarding the use of multiple representations certainly merit attention. In particular, investigating such views of preservice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Capel, Susan – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There has been considerable interest in the socialisation of (student) physical education (PE) teachers, the beliefs and values developed as a result of this socialisation and the impact of these on teachers' learning, behaviours and practices and the curriculum. Many studies looking at the beliefs and values of PE teachers have used the values…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Physical Education
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Orchard, Janet; Heilbronn, Ruth; Winstanley, Carrie – Ethics and Education, 2016
Teaching, irrespective of its geographical location, is fundamentally a relational practice in which unique ethically complex situations arise to which teachers need to respond at different levels of ethical decision-making. These range from "big" abstract questions about whether or not what they teach is inherently good, through to…
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Murphy, Carol – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2016
This paper reports on the reflections of twenty-one primary preservice teachers following a microteaching experience that focused on the use of talk and collaborative group work, as part of a primary mathematics specialist education programme. Based on the didactic strategies of exploratory talk, the experience intended to develop knowledge for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Teachers
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Burden, Kevin; Hopkins, Paul – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2016
This study examined the perceptions, attitudes and beliefs of pre-service teachers using the iPad for their professional learning purposes and for teaching during their school placements. The sample consisted of 117 pre-service teachers undertaking a one-year postgraduate qualification in England to gain qualified teaching status (QTS). A mixed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Barriers, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Jones, Hanneke – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
This paper is based on my own practice as a teacher educator at a university in the north-east of England and focuses on the effectiveness of dialogue as a tool for teaching the topic of socio-economic disadvantage in initial teacher education (ITE). The research was triggered by questions which had emerged within my work, about the compatibility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Cliff Hodges, Gabrielle – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
The poet, Seamus Heaney, argues that transformations for both teachers and students may be engendered through recognising the connections and distinctions between the language of poetry and the language of everyday life. This article explores some of the ways in which choral reading of poetry, using multiple voices like musical instruments, may…
Descriptors: Poetry, Oral Reading, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Mansell, Ray – College Quarterly, 2013
In this article, I draw on my experiences as a Teaching Practice Observer for various Colleges of Further Education and Adult Education establishments across South West England from 1994-2002. I discuss the essential lesson components that observers need to attend to when evaluating candidates. These include the candidate's diversity of teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Preservice Teachers, Teacher Evaluation
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Lindemann-Matthies, Petra; Constantinou, Costas; Lehnert, Hans-Joachim; Nagel, Ueli; Raper, George; Kadji-Beltran, Chrysanthi – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
This multinational research study was carried out between 2004 and 2006 in four teacher education institutions in Cyprus, England, Switzerland, and Germany. With the help of a written questionnaire, the confidence and perceived competence of preservice primary teachers (N = 690) to deliver biodiversity education in school were investigated. Data…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Recreational Activities
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Avis, James; Wright, Carole; Fisher, Pamela; Swindell, Steve; Locke, Abigail – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2011
This article draws on a small-scale case study of English pre- and in-service Further Education (FE) trainee teachers from a northern university. It explores their understanding of notions of well-being and health. In particular, it examines trainees' orientation to care as well as their constructions of learners. It analyses two contradictory but…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Trainees, Universities
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Colclough, Nicholas Denys; Lock, Roger; Soares, Allan – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
This study focussed on secondary school (11-18 years) pre-service teachers' (n = 73) knowledge of and attitudes towards risks associated with alpha, beta, and gamma radiations. A multi-method approach was used with physics, chemistry, biology, and history graduates undertaking the one-year initial teacher training, Post Graduate Certificate in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Level, Graduates, Physics
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Herold, Frank Andreas; Waring, Michael – Evaluation & Research in Education, 2011
This paper explores the development of pre-service teachers during a one-year programme of initial teacher training and education (ITTE) of secondary physical education (PE) in England. It concentrates in particular on the interpretation and development of different dimensions of subject knowledge during different phases of their ITTE programme.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers
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