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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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Kim, Hyunjin; Cho, YoonJung – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The present study investigated how pre-service teachers' motivation and their sense of teaching efficacy influence their expectation about reality shock during the first year of professional teaching. A total of 533 pre-service teachers at a state university in the US Midwest participated in this study. The results showed that the pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Motivation, Gender Differences, Beginning Teachers
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Power, Kerith; Green, Monica – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Australian curricula name "sustainability" as a key priority area with implications for preparing pre-service teachers. In the research that generated this paper, we asked: How can framing teaching through space and place inform pre-service teachers' pedagogical thinking and practice? In new third year Bachelor of Education (primary)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Sustainability
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Inoue-Smith, Yukiko – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Offerings of online courses continue to increase in higher education settings, as institutions attempt to meet students' (and faculty members') increasing demands for online access. How do pre-service teachers perceive online education? This paper reports the results of a questionnaire-based survey addressing this issue. The questionnaire focused…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Internet, Online Courses
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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
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Aydeniz, Mehmet; Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to report on the challenges we faced in designing an instrument aimed at measuring pre-service science teachers' topic-specific pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). After the instrument was conceptualised and developed, it was administered to 30 pre-service chemistry teachers. The findings suggest that the instrument…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Chemistry, Science Teachers
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Clayton, Kathleen; Smith, Heidi; Dyment, Janet – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Understanding theory-practice relationships in pre-service teacher education is an enduring concern for many teacher educators. Drawing on data from an investigation into the theory-practice nexus in an outdoor education teacher education programme, this article examines pedagogical approaches to exploring theory and practice with pre-service…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, Outdoor Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Owens, Kay – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Identity as a mathematics teacher is enhanced when a teacher explores the cultural setting of their mathematics. The reports of projects that link culture and mathematics were analysed to explore the impact of sociocultural situations together with affective and cognitive aspects of self-regulation on identity. The reports were written by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Cultural Influences
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Zhu, Chang; Wang, Di; Cai, Yonghong; Engels, Nadine – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' core competencies in relation to their innovative teaching performance. Based on the literature and previous studies in this field, four competencies (learning competency, educational competency, social competency and technological competency) are theorised as core competencies for teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Interprofessional Relationship
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Chi, Feng-ming – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
The aims of this paper are twofold: to investigate how Taiwanese teachers of English as a Foreign Language turned experiences into critical reflections via journal writings and to describe how they gauged critical reflections as teaching inquiry. The participants were 12 Taiwanese in-service teachers enrolled in an elective course entitled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Mills, Carmen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
As populations in contemporary Western societies grow increasingly diverse, preparing predominantly White middle-class pre-service teachers to better understand and work with difference productively has become increasingly critical. Historically, however, teacher education programs have aimed to address diversity with add-on or piecemeal…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Attitude Change, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs
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Cruickshank, Kenneth; Westbrook, Ros – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
International practicum is disappearing from teacher education programs with the increasing pressures for "local experience". International practicum is seen as too different from local contexts to develop preservice teachers to meet professional standards. This study explores the teaching development of a group of 24 preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Study Abroad, Practicums, Professional Development
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Soong, Hannah – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Anecdotal evidence suggests that pre-service teachers who have volunteered in schools demonstrate greater awareness of the general operational aspects of a school and, thus, are better prepared for the teaching practicum. However, there is little documented evidence about the cross-cultural challenges of international pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Volunteers, Professional Development, Foreign Students
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Woodcock, Stuart; Reupert, Andrea – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Survey-based research was conducted with Australian pre-service teachers to identify the classroom management strategies that they would employ, their confidence in employing them, and the effectiveness of the strategies. Furthermore, the study aimed to identify significant differences in these variables between pre-service teachers in the final…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Behavior Modification, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Allen, Jeanne Maree; Howells, Kerry; Radford, Ruth – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This paper reports on some of the factors that contribute to an effective partnership between an urban Australian university and a State Department of Education. The partnership, currently in its third year of implementation, entails as a key purpose the development of school Centres of Excellence which contribute to the preparation of pre-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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