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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|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.|
|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|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2011 15:37|
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