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Salter, Peta; Halbert, Kelsey – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Recent initial teacher education policy and regulatory frameworks privilege "classroom ready" discourses. Taking up "readiness" as technical skill requiring more "practice" leads to narrowing of teachers' roles and efficacy with increasing pressure and regulation that marginalises ideals to equip pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Readiness, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Lancaster, Julie; Bain, Alan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The study described here is part of a program of research investigating the application of a theoretical course design approach to pre-service teacher education. In this study the focus was to establish the effects of the design approach on pre-service teachers' mastery of pedagogical content knowledge about inclusive education. A…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Undergraduate Study, Instructional Improvement, Preservice Teachers
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Cavanagh, Michael; Barr, Jennifer; Moloney, Robyn; Lane, Rod; Hay, Iain; Chu, Hye-Eun – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This paper reports a pilot study to investigate four preservice teachers' reports of their impact on student learning while they completed a four-week professional experience block. We used Hiebert, Morris, Berk, and Jansen's (2007) framework for teacher preparation to analyse the how the participants planned, assessed and reflected on a lesson…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Riley, Tasha; Pidgeon, Michelle – Teaching Education, 2019
Research demonstrates that teachers' expectations of students have long-term effects on students' educational, occupational, health and well-being outcomes. In this Australian-based study, teachers were invited to explore the questions "Do teachers have different expectations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students?"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Ethnic Stereotypes, Teacher Expectations of Students
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Matruglio, Erika – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This paper explores the issue of metalanguage and writing instruction in the senior secondary curriculum. It reports on the use of a design based research collaboration between a very experienced teacher of Ancient History and a research team with the aim of improving literacy outcomes for a group of disadvantaged students. The case highlights…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Instructional Design, Teacher Collaboration, History Instruction
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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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Downing, Jillian J.; Dyment, Janet E.; Stone, Cathy – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This paper reports on interviews with 19 senior teacher educators from 18 universities across Australia who offer fully online courses in initial teacher education (ITE). Teacher educators provided insight into four focus areas related to online ITE: 1) institutional practices; 2) affordances; 3) challenges; and 4) research priorities. Analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Online Courses, Teacher Educators
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Galligan, Linda; Axelsen, Taryn; Pennicott, Toni; Addie, Ron; Galbraith, Peter; Woolcott, Geoff – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Mathematical modelling is increasingly becoming an integral component of mathematical curricular in primary and secondary schools throughout the world. However, in Australia modelling skills are currently rarely found in university teacher preparation courses. Limited experience with modelling processes, as well as a lack of confidence and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Models, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lupton, Deborah; Leahy, Deana – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: To use the design method of storyboarding to challenge pre-service health education teachers to work together to think creatively and differently about digital health, to introduce pre-service teachers to the method as a pedagogical technique for use in their own classrooms, to experiment with our methods as a design sociology research…
Descriptors: Health Education, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers