Embedding 'philosophy in the classroom' in pre-service teacher education

Curtis, Elizabeth M. (2010) Embedding 'philosophy in the classroom' in pre-service teacher education. In Toomey, Ron, Lovat, Terry, Clement, Neville, & Dally, Kerry (Eds.) Teacher Education and Values Pedagogy : A Student Wellbeing Approach. David Barlow Publishing, Terrigal, NSW, Australia, pp. 108-120.

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The holistic conception of the troika, as described in the first chapter, centres on the relationship between the implicit and explicit teaching of values the nurturing of the specific dimensions of quality teaching and the opportunity to ‘walk the talk’ of the values education program through aspects such as practical citizenship (Lovat, Toomey, Clement, Crotty & Nielsen, 2009). It is proposed in this chapter that the conception can be realized through the embedding of Philosophy in the Classroom within pre-service teaching programs. The troika, a Russian sleigh with three horses, only function well when there is complete synergy and balance between all Classroom is a scaffold for ensuring that all three elements of the troika, namely, quality teaching, values education and service learning in the form of education for citizenship, exist within the classroom to achieve an optimal learning, growth and wellbeing for all students. For this to be more widely accomplished Philosophy in the Classroom and discusses how it constitutes a successful synergy and balance of the troika for effective teaching. It then proposes how it might be embedded into pre-service teacher education.

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ID Code: 38015
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Philosophy in schools, Pre-service teacher education, Values Education, Quality Teaching, HERN
ISBN: 9781921333408
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 > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2010 01:59
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:59

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