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Nielsen, Wendy; Mena, Juanjo; Clarke, Anthony; O'Shea, Sarah; Hoban, Garry; Collins, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper offers an overview of what motivates and challenges Australian supervising teachers to work with preservice teachers in their classrooms. In the contemporary Australian context of new National Professional Standards for Teachers, a new national curriculum and new standards for Initial Teacher Education programs, what motivates and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Supervision, Cooperating Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors
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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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Le Cornu, Rosie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The title of the 2014 Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) conference was "Teacher Education, An Audit: Building a platform for future engagement." One of the conference themes was "Professional Experience: What works? Why?" I seized upon this theme and the title of the conference as it afforded me an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Teacher Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries
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Stenberg, Katariina; Rajala, Antti; Hilppo, Jaakko – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This article presents a design for supporting theory-practice reflection in teacher practicums. This design is based on three design principles that promote a transformative stance towards the creation of novel pedagogical approaches: mutual transformation of theory and practice, co-design among supervising teachers, university lecturers and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Transformative Learning, Student Teachers, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Lee, Debora; Carpenter, Vicki M. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The experiences of lesbian, gay, trans (The use of trans with an asterisk avoids the use of transsexual or transgender and promotes recognition of the inadequacy of such labels), bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) student teachers were recently investigated at a New Zealand faculty of education. Student teachers studying in early childhood education…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Minority Group Students
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Cheng, Eric C. K. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This paper presents an evaluation study of an innovative and theory-based initial teacher education course entitled Learning Study, the aim of which is to develop the instructional design and teaching competency of pre-service teachers in Hong Kong. The Learning Study course is offered to all second year students as part of the Bachelor of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Instructional Design, Teacher Competencies
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Jones, Mellita; Ryan, Josephine – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
It is argued that online discussion is a useful tool for creating opportunities for learning in teacher education. In a project designed to improve the practicum in rural areas, researchers placed pre-service teachers (PSTs) in two different moderated online discussion forums: an unstructured personal blog space and a structured threaded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Practicums