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Jung, Hyunyi; Newton, Jill A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
Mathematical modeling has been highlighted recently as Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) included Model with Mathematics as one of the Standards for Mathematical Practices (SMP) and a modeling strand in the high school standards. This common aspect of standards across most states in the United States intended by CCSSM authors and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Mathematical Models
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Schneider, Jenifer Jasinski – Action in Teacher Education, 2015
In this article, the author explores her observations of preservice teachers' technological literacy as it is often enacted across iterations of a writing methods course. Using personal examples and classroom anecdotes, the author argues that the construct of "digital native" is flawed and, instead, the author positions preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Writing Instruction, Methods Courses
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Pourshafie, Tahereh; Murray-Harvey, Rosalind – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2013
The problem-based learning (PBL) literature presents the shift from teacher-directed transmission models of instruction to facilitation as a challenge for PBL tutors. This article reports an in-depth thematic analysis of reflective written responses on PBL of 63 teacher education students enrolled at an Australian university. Attitudes, skills and…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Whipple, Jennifer; VanWeelden, Kimberly – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
Historically, music educators have expressed concerns about inadequate preparation to work with students with special needs, specifically desiring skills related to instruction adaptation. Research has indicated that educational supports (written words, color coding, icons, echoing, buddy system, and other visual aids) can be particularly…
Descriptors: Music, Disabilities, Visual Aids, Music Teachers
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Johnson, Janet D. – English Education, 2012
This critical ethnographic study explores how two teacher candidates in English education used specific and varied literacy practices to enact their social justice priorities at a troubled high school in a high-need district. Data include interviews before and after the student teaching experience; observations of teaching, blogs, journals, and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Web Sites, Ethnography
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Johnson Lachuk, Amy S.; Mosley, Melissa – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2012
In this article, two white teacher educators illustrate entering into a three-dimensional narrative space with a white pre-service teacher. The authors explore how their histories have led them to practice teacher education pedagogies that are rooted in ideas of social justice and critical race theory. In order to support the goals and aims of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Inquiry
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Hughes, Janette; Dymoke, Sue – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
This article focuses specifically on teacher candidates' preconceptions about poetry and poetry teaching and how these preconceptions shift as they work through various tasks on a wiki. Through an analysis of their definitions of poetry and ideas about poetry pedagogy captured in online discussion, survey, and interview responses, the authors…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Poetry, Web Sites
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Eckhoff, Angela – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
This study examined how preservice teachers view the nature and role of creativity in light of the complexities of contemporary early childhood classrooms. A multiple methods approach was utilized and data were collected with the Questionnaire Examining Student Teachers' Beliefs about Creativity (Diakidoy & Kanari, 1999) survey instrument and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Early Childhood Education, Creative Thinking, Teaching Methods
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Hall, Anna H.; Grisham-Brown, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Since writing ability has been found to be a key indicator of school success and successful participation in the workplace, it is important for preservice teachers to receive effective preparation in the area of writing. Reflecting on personal writing experiences allows preservice teachers to examine their own attitudes and beliefs about writing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Writing (Composition), Writing Improvement, Focus Groups
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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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Hardy, Michael – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2010
The goal of the X-Tech project was to enhance preservice teachers' perceptions of their preparedness to teach with technology. Results indicated that practically-oriented methods that meet a variety of technology related needs are viable for attaining such a goal. Further, it is particularly beneficial to have teachers use a variety of resources…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Kaufman, Douglas; Moss, David M. – Teacher Educator, 2010
This article examines preservice teachers' conceptions of classroom management and organization in light of their training and beliefs about good teaching. Students in their final year of a 5-year program discussed their definitions and conceptions of classroom management, organization, and rule systems through an open-ended questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Johnson, Amy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
While teacher educators agree that teaching is a profoundly moral activity, little attention has been placed on the moral perspectives about teaching and learning of those entering the teaching workforce. As a way of illustrating the importance of helping both future teachers become aware of their own moral compasses and teacher educators to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Ethics, Teaching Methods, Literacy
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Yilmaz, M. Betul; Orhan, Feza – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2010
Blended learning environment (BLE) is increasingly used in the world, especially in university degrees and it is based on integrating web-based learning and face-to-face (FTF) learning environments. Besides integrating different learning environments, BLE also addresses to students with different learning approaches. The "learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, English Teachers, Educational Environment
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Novak, Jeanne; Murray, Mary; Scheuermann, Amy; Curran, Erin – International Journal of Special Education, 2009
A challenge for teacher educators in special education is to impact the beliefs and attitudes of preservice teachers in ways that cultivate or strengthen dispositions and inform practice. This study investigated the impact of service-learning experiences on the development of professional dispositions by undergraduate students in two preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Education Courses, Disabilities, Service Learning
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