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Zyngier, David – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper analyses pre-service education student perceptions and perspectives related to education for democracy in Australia. Using a critical pedagogical framework datum from an online survey, it presents both quantitative and qualitative responses of contrasting understandings of democracy. It begins by outlining the concepts of thick and thin…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Democracy
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Though it is well known that pre-service teachers' field experiences are recognized as key to enhancing teaching practice, Taiwanese pre-service teachers who take "Teaching Methods and Materials" in elementary school's seven areas often complain that they lack field experience. They do not have the opportunity to experience teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mentors, Experienced Teachers
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Wright, Noeline – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
In New Zealand schools, the adoption and persistent use of digital tools to aid learning is a growing but uneven, trend, often linked to the practices of early adopters and/or robust wifi infrastructure. The Technology Adoption Model is used internationally to gauge levels of uptake of technological tools, particularly in commerce and also in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Graduate Students, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ruys, Ilse; Van Keer, Hilde; Aelterman, Antonia – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Despite the research evidence on the effectiveness of collaborative learning (CL), the implementation of this teaching strategy has not yet found a profound place in teaching practice. As a consequence, several studies have investigated teachers' motives regarding and experiences with the use of CL. Most of these studies concern however senior…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Cooperative Learning, Novices, Beginning Teachers
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Chung, Huy Q.; van Es, Elizabeth A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Learning to systematically analyze the relationship between teaching and student learning is an important but difficult skill to engender in teachers. In this study, we examine how pre-service teachers who were introduced to a framework for analyzing teaching in a video-based teacher education course drew on this tool to analyze their own practice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Video Technology, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness