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Burridge, Peter; Hooley, Neil; Neal, Greg – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Conceptualising teacher learning as being immersed in and arising from the totality of professional practice, this paper reports experiences and insights from practice-based teacher education. Initial data are drawn from two sites of seven involved in the federally funded School Centres for Teaching Excellence programme conducted in the state of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Choi, Yoonjung; Shin, Eui-Kyung – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study explores the experiences of 34 US social studies teachers who participated in a cross-cultural professional development in South Korea, and the impact of the programme on the participant teachers' perceptions and practices of global education. Drawing upon a postcolonial lens, this mixed-method study takes a critical look at (a) how…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Faculty Development, Study Abroad, Global Education
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Santoro, Ninetta; Kennedy, Aileen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Unprecedented levels of global mobility mean that culturally homogenous classrooms are now increasingly rare. This brings with it challenges for teachers and raises issues about what constitutes quality teaching and teachers. Professional standards are commonly seen as a key policy instrument through which teacher quality can be enhanced. This…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Standards, Teacher Effectiveness, Discourse Analysis
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Zhang, Li; Beach, Richard; Sheng, Yue – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
As computers and the Internet are increasingly employed in language teaching and learning, preparing teachers for the impending reality of online teaching is of paramount importance. This study investigated 10 in-service teachers participating in an online role-play as part of a digital education methods course to acquire an understanding of the…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Case Studies, Persuasive Discourse, Mixed Methods Research
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Spittle, Michael; Spittle, Sharna – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study explored the perceptions of university physical education students of the importance of physical education curriculum content areas and how those perceptions related to the reasons for course choice and motivation. Physical education degree students (n = 188) completed measures of their perceptions of physical education content areas,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Physical Education, Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers
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Sevimli-Celik, Serap; Johnson, James E. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study explores pre-service teachers' perceptions of movement education, the benefits they perceive from participating in a 12-week movement education module in a course on play, and the module's effects on their confidence and competence in regard to incorporating movement into a curriculum. Findings suggest that the pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Tate, Alice – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In Aotearoa New Zealand, many early childhood teachers gain their teaching qualification via distance study while working in an early childhood centre. Early childhood teachers work in a team environment, and it is important to understand more about how distance students negotiate changes in their workplace practice as their professional knowledge…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education, Work Environment
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Yuan, Rui – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
While teacher educator identities have received increasing attention over the past decade, there is a lack of research on teacher educators' professional identities in the complex and shifting higher education contexts. Informed by the sociocultural linguistic perspective, this study investigates two language teacher educators' professional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Professional Identity, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries
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Nuttall, Joce; Brennan, Marie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In this paper we make an argument for paying close attention to the materiality of practice in understanding the work of teacher educators; specifically, the meanings of artefacts used by teacher educators in the course of their daily work. We locate this analysis within a dialectical materialist understanding of the development of human activity,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Affordances, Marxian Analysis
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Sharplin, Elaine; Peden, Sanna; Marais, Ida – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study explores the development, description, and illustration of inherent requirement (IR) statements to make explicit the requirements for performance on an initial teacher education (ITE) practicum. Through consultative group processes with stakeholders involved in ITE, seven IR domains were identified. From interviews with academics,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Standards, Required Courses
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Yook, Cheongmin; Lee, Yong-hun – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study employed qualitative data collection and analysis methods to investigate the influence of English as a foreign language teacher education programme on Korean teachers' classroom teaching practices. Six in-service secondary-school teachers participated in semi-structured interviews. Thematic analysis was applied to the data collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Stenberg, Katariina; Rajala, Antti; Hilppo, Jaakko – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This article presents a design for supporting theory-practice reflection in teacher practicums. This design is based on three design principles that promote a transformative stance towards the creation of novel pedagogical approaches: mutual transformation of theory and practice, co-design among supervising teachers, university lecturers and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Transformative Learning, Student Teachers, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Averill, Robin; Drake, Michael; Anderson, Dayle; Anthony, Glenda – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Managing mathematical discussion is known to be challenging for novice teachers. Coaching within student teacher rehearsals of teaching has been shown to develop mathematics teaching practice, but can be time consuming. To examine how coaching using questions could assist novice teachers to promote mathematical thinking and discussions within…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Practices
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Armour, Danielle; Warren, Elizabeth; Miller, Jodie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Indigenous teacher assistants (ITAs) are often employed in schools to assist in addressing educational issues relating to Indigenous students. While, this practice has occurred for over 40 years in most Australian states, little has been written about their contribution in assisting Indigenous students to learn. This paper explores the influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Teacher Aides, Culturally Relevant Education
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Little, Jake; Anderson, Judy – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
There is an acknowledged gap between the theory presented in university preparation programmes and the reality of classroom practice that has resulted in many secondary mathematics pre-service teachers failing to implement university-endorsed teaching strategies. Using responses to a questionnaire and interviews, this qualitative study examined…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Questionnaires, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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