Transitional encounters for pre-service science teachers

Ritchie, Stephen M. (2007) Transitional encounters for pre-service science teachers. In Guo, Chorng-Jee (Ed.) Becoming a science teacher: From mentoring to professional development. Psychological Publishing Co., Ltd, Taipei, pp. 223-240.

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Drawing on the stories told by a sample of four career-changing scientists, this paper proposes three principles that might be used to guide the selection and design of strategies to improve transition experiences for student teachers. These principles are: balance cultural reproduction and production, ensure equitable power distribution, and plan to harness positive emotional energy. I argue that mentors and teacher educators might apply (and refine further) the strategy of discussion forum to improve the transitional experiences of career-changing scientists.

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ID Code: 14504
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: This is the text of an Invited Keynote Speech I gave in Taiwan in 2006. It was later translated into Chinese by the Editor and published as a book chapter with the citation listed above. For more information about this book please contact the author.
Keywords: HERN
ISBN: 9789861910246
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Psychological Publishing Co. Ltd
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:57

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