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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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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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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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Oakley, Grace – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Children who cannot spell fluently are likely to encounter difficulty in writing texts across the curriculum. Furthermore, spelling is often a component in high stakes tests, the results of which have significant implications for students and schools. In the context of debates on teacher quality, it is pertinent to examine the views of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Spelling Instruction
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Sellings, Peter; Felstead, Karen; Goriss-Hunter, Anitra – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper focuses on the development of the academic and personal literacy and numeracy skills of pre-service teachers. It examines how an embedded enhancement framework of literacy and numeracy support named the DEER (Developing, Embedding, Extending, Reflecting) framework by the researchers was created in initial teacher education (ITE)…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Models, Literacy, Numeracy
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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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Southcot, Jane; Crawford, Renee – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study posed the question: Does using an educational connoisseurship framework applied to auto-ethnography assist in the development of reflective practice in teacher education? The design of authentic assessments that assist students in making meaningful links between theory and practice is a complex process. We created an assessment task…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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Quinn, Frances; Charteris, Jennifer; Fletcher, Peter; Parkes, Mitchell; Reyes, Vicente – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper explores metaphors as a process of professional learning, and as a research method to interrogate professional knowledge landscapes (PKLs) within the flexible space and time of online pre-service teacher education. The methodology comprised five pre-service teacher educators with different disciplinary areas of responsibility engaging…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Intellectual Disciplines
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Dargusch, Joanne; Charteris, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
It is widely acknowledged that there is systemic pressure on teachers to enact assessment practices that raise student achievement. In this article assessment related discourses that influence teacher and student classroom practices are examined in relation to initial teacher education. In Australia, preservice teachers (PSTs) are required to…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries