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Examining preservice teachers’ applied learning experiences in the Teacher Education Done Differently (TEDD) project

Hudson, Peter B. & Hudson, Sue M. (2012) Examining preservice teachers’ applied learning experiences in the Teacher Education Done Differently (TEDD) project. Teacher Education and Practice, 25(3), pp. 421-440.

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    Abstract

    Reviews have criticised universities for not embedding sufficient praxis for preparing preservice teachers for the profession. The Teacher Education Done Differently (TEDD) project explored praxis development for preservice teachers within existing university coursework. This mixed-method investigation involved an analysis of multiple case studies with preservice teacher involvement in university programs, namely: Ed Start for practicum I (n=26), III (n=23), and IV (n=12); Move It Use It (Health and Physical Education program; n=38), Studies of Society and its Environment (SOSE, n=24), and Science in Schools (n=38). The project included preservice teachers teaching primary students at the campus site in gifted education (the B-GR8 program, n=22). The percentage range for preservice teacher agreement of their praxis development leading up to practicum I, III, and IV was between 91-100% with a high mean score range (4.26-5.00). Other university units had similar findings except for SOSE (i.e., percentage range: 10-86%; M range: 2.33-4.00; SD range: 0.55-1.32). Qualitative data presented an understanding of the praxis development leading to the conclusion that additional applied learning experiences as lead-up days for field experiences and as avenues for exploring the teaching of specific subject areas presented opportunities for enhancing praxis.

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    ID Code: 55289
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Keywords: HERN
    ISSN: 0890-6459
    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 > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
    Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Rowman & Littlefield Education
    Deposited On: 06 Dec 2012 10:32
    Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 19:50

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