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Ell, Fiona; Haigh, Mavis; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Grudnoff, Lexie; Ludlow, Larry; Hill, Mary F. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Despite a growing body of knowledge about what content, processes and arrangements for learning may result in more effective initial teacher education, there remains a problem with the variability of outcomes from teacher education programmes. This paper reports on a multi-perspective exploration of what influences learning to teach in valued ways…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Mentors, Experienced Teachers
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Grudnoff, Lexie; Haigh, Mavis; Mackisack, Vivienne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The study that provides the context for this article developed from a major overhaul of the practicum in an undergraduate initial teacher education degree in which practicum roles and relationships were re-envisaged. The aim was to reinvigorate university-school practicum relationships through the collaborative development of a practicum where…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Practicums, Undergraduate Study, Educational Change
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Ell, Fiona; Hill, Mary; Grudnoff, Lexie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
While it is recognised that prior knowledge is a key factor in determining future learning, its influence on learning to teach is less well known. This study investigates two cohorts of teacher candidates studying for a one-year, graduate qualification for primary teaching, who completed two tasks at entry to their initial teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Prior Learning, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competency Testing
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Grudnoff, Lexie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Teachers and policy makers often view the practicum as being the critical component of initial teacher education (ITE) programmes. While numerous studies have investigated the practicum in ITE, less attention has been given to the role practicum plays in the transition from preparation to teaching. This study investigated 12 New Zealand first-year…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Practicums, Foreign Countries