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Holman, Kerry; Richardson, Tanya – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper discusses how academic support prepares undergraduate students for their workplace experience, involving cohorts of students from two universities in England, who offer an undergraduate level, three-year, Early Childhood Studies (ECS) degree. By adopting an interpretive approach, questionnaires were administered to the students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Placement, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers
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Hawe, Eleanor; Dixon, Helen; Murray, Jill; Chandler, Sandra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
While it is argued that use of rubrics and exemplars has the potential to develop students' ability to distinguish quality, make evaluative judgments and take productive action, few studies have directly investigated the latter. To address this gap the current study employed classroom observations, eight focus groups interviews with 18 students…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Student Writing Models, Thinking Skills, Learning Strategies
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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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West, Conor; Baker, Amanda; Ehrich, John Fitzgerald; Woodcock, Stuart; Bokosmaty, Sahar; Howard, Steven J.; Eady, Michelle J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Despite the growing prominence and importance of the field of teacher dispositions for addressing selection criteria and assessment in educational research, there is an absence of psychometrically evaluated instruments to facilitate investigations. Furthermore, research thus far has not explored the relationship between teacher dispositions and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Measures (Individuals), Personality Traits, Test Construction
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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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Murtagh, Lisa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores the lived realities of parent-trainee-teachers (parent-trainees), based on the theoretical concept of 'othering'. Othering practices can serve to reinforce and reproduce positions of domination and subordination. As such, those who are 'othered' often experience marginalisation, decreased opportunities and exclusion. This paper…
Descriptors: Parent Responsibility, Teacher Education Programs, Student Responsibility, Preservice Teachers
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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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Alzhanova-Ericsson, Alla T.; Bergman, Christina; Dinnétz, Patrik – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The value and importance of lectures in higher education is part of a modern education discourse worldwide. This study aims to estimate the importance of lectures for prospective teachers of kindergarten, preschool and early primary school. We analysed academic achievements of prospective teachers who had either mandatorily or voluntarily attended…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Uztosun, Mehmet Sercan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This study aims to describe the language learning backgrounds of Turkish pre-service teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) with reference to their perceived language competence and satisfaction with perceived speaking ability. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected through a questionnaire that was administered to 365 first-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers
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Vásquez-Colina, María D.; Russo, Marianne Robin; Lieberman, Mary; Morris, John D. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This study investigated a feedback exchange activity for engaging pre-service teachers and the nature of such feedback in two undergraduate classes, a distance learning (DL) and a face-to-face (F2F) class. The research question asked if the nature of peer feedback was different between F2F and DL class formats. Students' work samples were…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Conventional Instruction
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Burston, Mary A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Research suggests that working while studying may compromise academic performance although findings vary when determining if time management or time availability is more influential. A pilot study into time availability for study was undertaken with a sample of pre-service graduates undertaking a teacher preparation course at an Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Preservice Teachers, Employment
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Matthews, Richard; Noyes, Andrew – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
The issue of whether trainee teachers in the post-16 sector should have their classroom practice graded has been debated for a number of years. The case for training courses retaining an emphasis on written and verbal "developmental" feedback at the expense of "judgements" appears to be lost. This article is set within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grading, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Maxwell, Bronwen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Learning in the teaching workplace is crucial for the development of all trainee teachers. Workplace learning is particularly important for trainee teachers in the lifelong learning sector (LLS) in the UK, the majority of whom are already working as teachers, tutors, trainers or lecturers while undertaking initial teacher education. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Lifelong Learning, Educational Improvement
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Shawer, Saad F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This quantitative investigation examined the influence of low and high self-efficacy on candidate teacher academic performance in a foreign language teaching methodology course through testing the speculation that high self-efficacy levels would improve pedagogical-content knowledge (PCK). Positivism guided the research design at the levels of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement