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Ding, Ai-Chu; Wang, Hsiou-huai – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Learning to teach is a complex process that hinges on teacher candidates' personal experiences, values, beliefs and characteristics, as well as the contexts they are exposed to. Student teaching as a transitional period may create dilemmas for teacher candidates, who are new to the profession and still learning about what it means to be a teacher.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Student Teaching, Foreign Countries
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Watters, James J.; Diezmann, Carmel M.; Dao, Loan – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper reports on the novel use of classroom videos by 71 pre-service teachers enrolled in a one-year graduate diploma pre-service teacher education program across three Australian universities. The classroom videos were of an experienced teacher delivering a Year-6 mathematics lesson. Students observed, discussed and debated practices that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Video Technology, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques
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Nguyen, Minh Hue – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper reports on how Maria (pseudonym), a non-native English speaker (NNES) and preservice teacher (PST) of English as an additional language (EAL), developed her professional identity during the practicum in an Australian secondary school. Drawing on activity theory, the study identified contradictions in Maria's practicum activity and…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Moon, Seungho – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This qualitative study explores the possibilities of reframing multicultural teacher education in the context of critical cosmopolitanism. I examine the ways in which 34 pre-service and in-service teachers learn to teach diversity and multicultural issues in their curriculum. I use three sets of coursework materials, including course discussions,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Sevimli-Celik, Serap; Johnson, James E. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study explores pre-service teachers' perceptions of movement education, the benefits they perceive from participating in a 12-week movement education module in a course on play, and the module's effects on their confidence and competence in regard to incorporating movement into a curriculum. Findings suggest that the pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Little, Jake; Anderson, Judy – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
There is an acknowledged gap between the theory presented in university preparation programmes and the reality of classroom practice that has resulted in many secondary mathematics pre-service teachers failing to implement university-endorsed teaching strategies. Using responses to a questionnaire and interviews, this qualitative study examined…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Questionnaires, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Peralta, Louisa; Burns, Kellie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Recent research focusing on professional experience has shifted towards understanding preservice teachers' learning. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the learning of preservice Physical and Health Education teachers throughout three progressively designed professional experiences. Ten volunteering first-year preservice teachers, who…
Descriptors: Evidence, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Health Education
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Mellado, Lucia; Bermejo, Maria Luisa; Mellado, Vicente – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Using the responses to open questions, this qualitative study examines the personal metaphors expressed by prospective secondary education teachers, 46 science graduates and 41 economics graduates. The metaphors are classified into the four categories of Leavy, McSorley, and Bote: the behaviourist/transmissive, the cognitivist/constructivist, the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Study, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes