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Assessing for work integrated learning experiences : a pre-service teacher perspective

Peach, Deborah & Allen, Jeanne Maree (2011) Assessing for work integrated learning experiences : a pre-service teacher perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 12(1), pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

A critical aspect of the debate about work integrated learning in the university context is the blurring of boundaries and responsibilities in terms of student learning. In an Australian pre-service teacher education program this blurring of boundaries is apparent in stakeholder tensions about the nature and role of assessment during the practicum. In the study reported in this paper, students responded positively to the content of assessment tasks but maintained that their efforts to implement the associated planning in the workplace were stymied because of disparate understandings between university and school staff about the purpose of the task.

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ID Code: 50724
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: assessment, practicum, pre-service teacher education, role strain, symbolic interactionism
ISSN: 1175-2882
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified (130299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education
Deposited On: 04 Jun 2012 11:56
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 17:19

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