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Beutel, Denise; Crosswell, Leanne; Broadley, Tania – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
This paper explores the strategies and resources for resilience activated by a cohort of career change preservice teachers enrolled in a graduate entry teacher education program in eastern Australia. Data were collected through focus groups as the preservice teachers prepared for professional experience placements. A social ecological lens is used…
Descriptors: Career Change, Preservice Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Education Programs
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Sheridan, Lynn; Durksen, Tracy L.; Tindall-Ford, Sharon – Teacher Development, 2019
This qualitative study sought to understand the reasoning of pre-service teachers through think-aloud interviews with teacher education students at the beginning of their postgraduate degree (six elementary and six secondary). Interviews focused on contextualised and challenging teaching scenarios with a range of response options previously…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Protocol Analysis, Foreign Countries, Situational Tests
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Sanders, Sarah; Nielsen, Wendy; Sandison, Caz; Forrester, Tricia – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2019
Mathematics anxiety is common among pre-service primary teachers and many experience higher levels of maths anxiety than other university students. This study asks: What are maths anxious preservice teachers' perspectives of "doing" mathematics in a whiteboard room? The Abbreviated Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale (A-MARS) was used to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Lummis, Geoffrey; Lock, Graeme; Freeman, Clare; Ferguson, Catherine Anne – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
The early experience of commencing university students is an important precursor for retention and student success and involves a transformation in learning. This article reports the experiences of commencing students in an Australian Education (Primary) degree. Data were collected using a mixed methods approach, consisting of an online survey,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, College Freshmen
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Roberts, Pauline; Kirk, Gillian – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
ePortfolios are gaining momentum as a preferred way for graduates to demonstrate current and developing capabilities against industry standards. Effective training is essential for new graduates to produce quality and competitive ePortfolios. This research focused on the perspective of pre-service teachers on the effectiveness of learning…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Preservice Teachers, Evidence
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Norton, Stephen J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Prospective middle school pre-service teachers' knowledge and affect in Australia has had little empirical research. In this study, 108 graduate entry pre-service teachers were surveyed for their knowledge of middle years' mathematics, confidence, and self efficacy at the commencement of a mathematics curriculum course. It was found that their…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Wilks, Judith L.; Snow, Matthew; Lasczik, Lexi; Bowling, Alison – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
In this article we report on the monitoring of pre-service teachers' experiences of their course at a regional university in NSW, Australia. The intention of this research project was to engage with pre-service teachers to gauge their perceptions and their awareness of their developing teacher knowledge and skills. Our aim was to gather more…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational Experience
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Forgasz, Helen J.; Hall, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
In 2015, a new Master of Teaching coursework unit, Numeracy for Learners and Teachers, was introduced at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The drivers for the establishment of the unit were the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership numeracy standards for graduate teachers and the inclusion of numeracy as a general…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Hyndman, Brendon P.; Harvey, Stephen – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The advent of Web 2.0 technologies such as Twitter are reflective of an improved capacity for global educative collaboration. Yet there is an absence of research determining the potential of social media within Health and Physical Education Teacher Education (HPETE). The aim of this paper was to therefore determine pre-service teachers' (PSTs)…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preservice Teachers
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Alfrey, Laura; O'Connor, Justen; Phillipson, Sivanes; Penney, Dawn; Jeanes, Ruth; Phillipson, Shane – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Healthism is both an ideological and a regulative discourse that manifests as a tendency to conceive health as a product of individual choice. Healthism represents a collection of taken-for-granted assumptions, positioned at the intersection of morality, blame and health, that can lead to a privileging of 'healthy' and 'productive' individuals. It…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Student Attitudes, Test Construction
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Cooper, G.; Park, H.; Nasr, Z.; Thong, L. P.; Johnson, R. – Educational Media International, 2019
Virtual reality (VR) platforms act as a potentially transformative tool in learning and teaching. The aim of this study was to examine pre-service teachers' (PST) perceptions about VR, inclusive of their beliefs about its capacity to be used as a teaching and learning tool. A case-study, conducted at an urban university in Australia involved a…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Gray, Christina C.; Lowe, Geoffrey M. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Arts teachers undertake a multitude of extracurricular activities. Yet, while these activities consume considerable time and require specific expertise, little attention is afforded to developing these skills and expertise during pre-service training. This article presents findings from a study into the value of a pre-service teacher production as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Extracurricular Activities, Professional Development, Preservice Teacher Education
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Tai, Joanna Hong-Meng; Bellingham, Robin; Lang, Josephine; Dawson, Phillip – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Increasing significance has been ascribed to student engagement, as a measure of success of both teachers and programs. However, since users of the term commonly tend not to explain, rationalise or problematise their understanding of engagement, its value to understand or transform learning may be limited. While clarification has occurred in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Teacher Education Programs
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Vaughan, Brett; Yoxall, Jacqui; Grace, Sandra – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Effective teamwork is integral to the functioning of many professions. Employers desire work-ready graduates who have developed the so-called 'soft skills' involved in teamwork. One way for students to practise and gain feedback on their team skills is through team-based assessment tasks. The TeamUP Rubric was developed to teach and assess five…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Teamwork, Group Activities, Student Projects
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Redmond, Petrea; Peled, Yehuda – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The ubiquitous nature of technology in the world has not yet translated into the ubiquitous use of technology to transform learning and teaching. Teachers lack the confidence and competence to integrate technology across a broad range of tools within a range of contexts. Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) has become a common…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Gender Differences, Secondary School Teachers
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