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Bridge to Field Experience

A 5-episode DVD that supports culturally and linguistically diverse pre-service teachers in relation to field experience in schools.


The DVD targets identified concerns of culturally and linguistically diverse pre-service teachers in relation to their field experience placements in Australian sites. It provides specific information to support them in learning about the culture of school plus expected roles and responsibilities of pre-service teachers in the classroom. The five episodes of the DVD include the authentic voices of pre-service teachers and supervising teachers, addressing the various aspects of field experience that concern them most. This resource could be used by both undergraduate and post-graduate pre-service teachers, staff involved in teaching field experience units, university liaison academics who work with culturally and linguistically diverse pre-service teachers, supervising teachers in sites and staff in the Field Experience Office who place pre-service teachers in sites.

Production team 

Research Team: Dr Donna Tangen, Dr Rebecca Spooner-Lane, Dr Marilyn Campbell, Dr Lyndal Gorman, Ms Jennifer Alford

Actors: Julie, Luigi, Jocky, Ada, Isadora

The names of Supervising Teachers: Elizabeth Curtis, Ruth Fielding-Barnsley, Derek Bland

International Student Services (QUT): Martin Reese

Film Production: Andrew McInally (Boilermaker Pty Ltd), Phil Cross (Cinematographer), John Willsteed (Sound Edit Supervisor, QUT)

QUT Creative Industries Students: Dylan, Jean-Paul, Lyle, Victor, Lucas (film crew); Toby Thompson (music)