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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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Yoo, Joanne; Heggart, Keith; Burridge, Nina – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This paper explores the benefits of coteaching a philosophy and ethics subject for final year Australian primary preservice education students. It depicts the learning experiences of two early career academics, who were the coresearchers and coauthors of this article. A third author acted as a critical friend who facilitated reflective discussion…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Beutel, Denise A.; Tangen, Donna – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The diversity of student populations globally is increasing more rapidly than the diversity of the teaching workforce. Concerns are that beginning teachers are ill-prepared to meet the needs of the diversity of students in their classrooms. This lack of preparedness has been partially attributed to inadequate preparation within teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Pluralism
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Dyment, Janet E.; Downing, Jill – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper draws on the work of Helen Timperley (2015) who suggests there are six clear enablers that support educators to have professional conversations: processes, resources, culture, knowledge, relationships, as well as context. This purpose of this paper is two-fold: first, it describes how weekly web conferences that were offered for online…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication
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Kizilcik, Hale; Daloglu, Aysegul – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
In this article, the authors, a teacher-researcher and an English Language Teaching (ELT) professor, report on a colloborative action research study which investigated how integrating systematic reflection into academic English courses at the tertiary level fostered both teacher and student learning. Using constructivist theory as a framework,…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Morawski, Cynthia M. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Six pre-service teachers participated in a component of narrative inquiry that took place the week before their teacher education program began. The component offered the teachers a variety of multimodal activities, such as body biographies, teaching museums, and paper tearing representations, all making use of repurposed materials, to critically…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Personal Narratives, Student Attitudes
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Ualesi, Yvonne; Ward, Gillian – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Concern has been raised globally that a lack of interest by teachers towards teaching science has a negative impact on the children they teach. While attention has been paid to the teacher as a contributing factor to students' attitudes, less has been written about the attitudes of teachers. To bridge this gap, the current study examines six Year…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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MA, Kang; Cavanagh, Michael S. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study investigates the level of teacher self-efficacy (TSE) among 90 secondary preservice teachers (PSTs) before their first teaching practice and the factors which influenced their ratings. The Scale for Teacher Self-Efficacy (STSE) (Pfitzner-Eden, Thiel, & Horsley, 2014) was adapted by adding some open-ended questions. Data were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Edling, Silvia; Liljestrand, Johan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The education system is still important for establishing and maintaining democracy in society. In relation to this, it is reasonable to suggest that teachers' different interpretations of their mission to teach for democracy will influence their teaching practices. The purpose of this paper is to shed light on student teachers' task perceptions as…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Democracy