“Come in and look around.” Professional development of student teachers through public pedagogy in a library exhibition

Hickling-Hudson, Anne & Hepple, Erika (2015) “Come in and look around.” Professional development of student teachers through public pedagogy in a library exhibition. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 55(3), pp. 443-459.

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This paper describes a public pedagogy project embedded into "The Global Teacher", a subject within the Bachelor of Education program for student teachers at an Australian university. The subject provides a global perspective on socio-political issues that shape education. In 2013, The Global Teacher introduced an approach that asked student teachers to create a museum-style exhibition depicting six global education themes. This exhibition was displayed in the State Library and the public were invited to engage with the installations and the student teachers who created them.

Our paper describes how the project was implemented by means of close collaboration between the QUT teacher educators, curators at the State Library of Queensland (SLQ), and student groups working on visually translating their understandings of global educational issues into a public exhibition. We discuss what was learned by our students and ourselves, as teacher educators, by engaging in this public pedagogy.

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ID Code: 92441
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: global education, public library, group work, transformative learning, social justice, public learning space
ISSN: 1443-1394
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Adult Learning Australia
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2016 00:25
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2016 04:55

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