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Trostek, Jonas R. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The aim of this study is to explore Swedish preservice teachers' performance in coursework essays about their observations and analyses of teaching situations. A total of 38 essays were analysed using practical inferences in which the students' written utterances were interpreted as a means to an end. The results show that, in addition to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Essays, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hourigan, Mairéad; Leavy, Aisling M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research examining the characteristics of both qualified and pre-service teachers focuses on traits including gender, socio-economic and socio-demographic background, knowledge and a variety of relevant affective constructs. Studies also investigate such traits among entrants to initial teacher education (ITE). The desire for more diversity within…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Hagenauer, Gerda; Gläser-Zikuda, Michaela; Moschner, Barbara – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Based on self-determination theory, this study seeks to explore whether a study environment that provides relevant conditions for students' basic psychological need-satisfaction can lead to more positive and less negative emotional experiences. It also addresses the question of how emotions experienced in the university context are related to…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Learner Engagement, Affective Behavior, Self Determination
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Gee, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article investigates the motivations and strategies employed by respondents to a Likert-style course evaluation at a UK university. These attitude surveys, generating large amounts of quantitative data, are commonly used in quality assurance procedures across UK higher education institutions. Similar student survey results are now scrutinised…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Course Evaluation, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Murray, Mary M.; Mereoiu, Mariana – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This manuscript describes a statewide initiative to implement a training model for educators and parents of children with disabilities in more than 90 public school districts and 20 higher education institutions. The proposed model was designed to facilitate positive changes among families, teachers and administrators by increasing their…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education Programs, Models
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Gossman, Peter; Horder, Sue – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article examines 28 teachers' views about their teacher education requirements. The participants were enrolled on a one-year full-time pre-service teacher education programme with a focus on post-compulsory education and training. The study examines how student teachers' self-evaluations against aspects of teaching professional practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Required Courses
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Griggs, Gerald; McGregor, Debra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
This article takes a reflective stance on the development of practice in scaffolding and mediating for creativity and potentially better performance in gymnastics. The pedagogical approach outlined illustrates how an experienced practitioner can adopt mediational (rather than meddling) and scaffolding techniques to focus on supporting the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Jefferson, Anne L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This article offers insight into teacher training that needs to be occurring in the preparation of teachers. The focus is on the preparation practices and one Canadian institution is used to forward concerns. The institution is left anonymous as the intent is not to critique this particular institution but to bring attention to a more general…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies
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Martin, Ken; Summers, Denise; Sjerps-Jones, Harriet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
Sustainability is now a key concept in both government policy and wider global concerns. Issues of climate change and global warming can no longer be ignored in teacher education programs in the post-compulsory education and training sector. Government policy-makers, notably the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), Learning Skills Council…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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O'Hara, Mark; Bingham, Rosie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This paper describes an evaluation of a joint project in 2001 between Sheffield Hallam University, regional further education (FE) colleges and the Building Pathways team. The project's purpose was to develop clear progression routes into higher education (HE) for FE students studying on Advanced Diploma, Higher National Certificate and Higher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Continuing Education, Access to Education