It’s not all about school : ways of disrupting pre-service teachers’ perceptions of pedagogy and communication

Ryan, Mary E. & Healy, Annah H. (2009) It’s not all about school : ways of disrupting pre-service teachers’ perceptions of pedagogy and communication. Teaching and Teacher Education, 25(3), pp. 424-429.

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Many pre-service teachers enter teacher education with problematic or unexamined assumptions about learners and teaching. This article reports on an authentic learning opportunity offered to 22 pre-service teachers in their first year at university, which attempts to disrupt these perceptions about learning and pedagogy. Using a new application of Butin’s conceptual framework we show that during the project these participants developed more complex notions of learners and ways of making meaning. We argue that these ‘real-world’ experiences, when offered before pre-service teachers begin practicum in schools, provide more ‘resources’ to problematise the practices and institutional discourses encountered in schools.

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ID Code: 18436
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Pre-service teacher education, Authentic learning, First year experience, communication, pedagogy, HERN
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2008.11.010
ISSN: 0742-051X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 03 Mar 2009 00:34
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 23:48

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