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Stevahn, Laurie; McGuire, Margit E. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Pre-service teachers typically find it challenging to implement cooperative learning authentically in schools given the complexities of classroom environments. Curriculum integration also is demanding because it requires combining research-informed pedagogies and best practices to promote academic and social learning. This article describes how…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Philpott, Carey – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Recently there has been renewed interest in basing teachers' professional learning on medically derived models. This interest has included clinical practice models and evidence-based teaching as well as the use of various forms of "Rounds" which claim to derive from medical rounds. However, many arguing for these approaches may well not…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Clinical Experience, Models
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Mayer, Diane – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
In this paper, I analyse the history of teacher education in Australia from 1974 to the current policy moment in which questions are increasingly being asked about the quality of teaching and teacher education. Teacher education is, and has been, a highly scrutinised domain in Australia. Since the 1970s, we have seen more than 100 reviews of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Educational Quality
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Murray, Jean; Passy, Rowena – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
This article examines the relationship between pre-service teacher education (ITE) for primary schooling and primary teaching in England between 1974 and 2014, and explores the "fitness of purpose" of the current system of preparing teachers for the classrooms of the twenty-first century. Our historical analysis suggests that, despite 40…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Robinson, Maureen – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
In a country like South Africa, as in many other countries around the world, there is an imperative to prepare student teachers for a wide variety of social contexts, as part of breaking the cycle of disadvantage for poor learners. This article explores the challenge of placing student teachers for their field experience in schools that differ…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Korthagen, Fred A. J. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2010
Many studies reveal a huge gap between theory and practice in teacher education, leading to serious doubts concerning the effectiveness of teacher education. In this paper, the causes of the gap between theory and practice are analysed. On this basis, and grounded in a three-level model of teacher learning, the so-called "realistic approach" to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Cheng, May M. H.; Cheng, Annie Y. N.; Tang, Sylvia Y. F. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2010
The gap between the theory and practice of teaching is an issue of concern in teacher education. Although researching this gap is not new, few studies have been conducted in Hong Kong. It is worth investigating the contemporary Asian models of teacher education that can provide reference to the international literature. This paper examines this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Ellis, Viv – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2010
Pre-service teacher education in England has been essentially school-based since 1992. The article offers a critique of this design from the perspective of a practitioner and researcher working in one of its most influential schemes. The fundamental problem described concerns an impoverished understanding of experience that underpins how beginning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers
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Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2010
This article contributes to a body of work that addresses the process of "becoming a teacher" and focuses on the relationship of the higher education (HE) (theoretical) component of the teaching qualification to the (practical) placement experience that student teachers undertake. This study approaches the data through the concept of…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Educational Research, Ethnography, Adult Education