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Hill, S. Laurie – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
Education programs increasingly emphasize the development of strong core beliefs and values to support professional judgment for pre-service teacher practice. The ability to critically integrate multiple perspectives is an expected foundation for the pedagogical decisions and professional responsibilities preservice teachers carry out. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Professional Identity
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Burkholder, Casey M.; Chase, Allen – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
What creative approaches might be harnessed to encourage social critique and action in pre-service Geography teacher education? By reflecting on an assignment in Casey's Introduction to Teaching Geography class where pre-service teachers (including Allen) visually mapped a worker's labour for a day on unceded and unsurrendered Wolastoqiyik…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education
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Barrett, Joe; Cherubini, Lorenzo; Robinson, Dan – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper describes results from a study that arose to explore, alongside Aboriginal teacher candidates, emerging physical education (PE) practical theory utilizing reflective journaling practices. Practical theory can be described as an individual's personal and dynamic set of values, knowledge, and experience that guides, in part, teaching…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Wiseman, Dawn – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on how I have been attending to the TRC's [Truth and Reconciliation Commission's] calls to action within science teacher education. It draws on personal experiences, my dissertation, Canadian policy regarding Indigenous education, and academic literature to explore what the calls ask of teacher educators. Throughout, I consider…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Indigenous Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Policy
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Keliipio, Kau?i; Perry, Kimberly; Elderton, Colleen – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper emerges from the particular field experiences of three "settler" colleagues working in a teacher education program, each of whom found that their personal and professional relationships with First Nations, Metís, and Inuit people had a positive and constructive bearing on how they responded to provincial mandates and the Truth…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Eskimos, Teacher Educators, Indigenous Knowledge
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Tompkins, Joanne; Kearns, Laura-Lee; Mitton-Kükner, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Critical challenges facing teacher educators at faculties of education is how to prepare teacher candidates to see schools situated in larger social contexts and support their ongoing learning as social justice advocates. Anti-oppressive work that challenges the marginalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited, Queering and/or…
Descriptors: Barriers, Teacher Educators, Social Justice, Advocacy
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Bouchard, Karen L.; Hollweck, Trista; Smith, J. David – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Classroom circles have been recognized as a valuable pedagogical approach to develop students' social-emotional learning and to establish a sense of community within a classroom. Until recently, there has been little consideration that teachers, themselves, may benefit from circling experiences. To garner a deeper understanding of circling for…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education
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Rushton, Claire; Webb, Andrea S. – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This paper discusses a series of inquiry-based seminars that are central to the teacher education program at the University of British Columbia. This teacher education program reflects the changing curriculum in the province. The new inquiry-based provincial curriculum is being implemented between 2015 and 2018 and the teacher education program is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Seminars
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Egan, Kieran; Bullock, Shawn Michael; Chodakowski, Anne – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
We propose that "teacher candidates need to have extended experiences with learning to teach imaginatively," which is to say that teacher candidates need to have experiences that enable them to consider new possibilities in education. We first attend to the general theoretical framework offered by imaginative education before moving on…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Imagination, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
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McLean, Lorna R.; Truong-White, Hoa H. – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Previous scholarship has examined how teachers' civic knowledge and conceptions of citizenship influence their goals, pedagogical practices, and confidence in teaching citizenship, but few studies have probed how teacher candidates develop identities as civic educators through community service-learning projects. This case study draws upon Baxter…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Identity
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Doerksen, Rose – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Through the lens of a student, this Note from the Field responds to a historical research project which engages pre-service teachers in critical citizenship and social imagination. Looking inward facilitates a personal learning experience of identity that is applied to learning in the 21st century. When 21st century pre-service teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Citizenship Education, Citizenship
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Webber, Geoff; Miller, Dianne – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Few studies take up the question of how to teach pre-service or current teachers to practice integrated, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based methodologies. In this literature review, scholarly research is explored to examine approaches to teacher education based in progressivism. Place- and community-based education is considered as an important…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Active Learning
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Vininsky, Hayley; Saxe, Amanda – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Recent advances in technology have created a surge in online educational opportunities, increasing accessibility to education. However, online learning suffers from criticism that these courses are substandard in comparison to traditional classes, despite research that suggests otherwise. We discuss our personal experiences with traditional and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Hopper, Tim F.; Sanford, Kathy; Fu, Hong – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
A common concern in teacher education programs is the fragmentation of knowledge between courses that contribute to separation between discipline-focused theoretical knowledge and teachers' practical work in schools. Drawing on reviews on innovative learning spaces in schools and analysis of teacher knowledge, we theorize a conceptualization of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Alignment (Education), Educational Environment, Educational Innovation
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Sokal, Laura; Barrett, Vern; Appel, Allan; Funk, Anneke; Radawetz, Mykaila – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
One hundred teacher candidates enrolled in a mandatory course on service learning were surveyed pre- and post-course to determine their civic attitudes and willingness to take the service learning course. Quantitative analysis indicated significant growth in civic attitudes in all students, and this growth was not differentially affected by the…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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