Education futures : transforming teacher education in the middle years

Carrington, V., Pendergast, D., Bahr, N., Kapitzke, C., Mitchell, J., & Mayer, D. (2001) Education futures : transforming teacher education in the middle years. In Brennan , M. (Ed.) Proceedings 10th National Biennial Conference of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association : Education futures & new citizenships, Australian Curriculum Studies Association , Australian National University, Canberra .

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The young people who populate our classrooms live in a changed and rapidly changing society: a society where information is the most valued commodity and where traditional ‘truth’s such as nation and family are increasingly destabilized and fragmented. Educators at primary, secondary and tertiary level must, with some urgency, address issues relating the emergence of new citizenships and identities, the impact of new technologies and new economies. Our pedagogy and curriculums must be relevant to the need of students now and in the future. The School of Education, The University of Queensland is addressing issues of change, new technologies, new work places, critical citizenry and the need for pedagogical and curriculum innovation through the development of a new Middle Years of Schooling Dual Degree program. This program is designed to equip pre-service teachers to approach pedagogy and curriculum in innovative ways and to challenge them to embrace diversity and change. This paper outlines the key features of the Middle Years of Schooling Dual Degree, identifying a number of innovative approaches to pre-service teacher education.

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ID Code: 26664
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 1875864377
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2009 05:07
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:13

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