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Tse, Vanessa V.; Abra, Meaghan; Tanaka, Michele T. D. – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Within the final teaching practica, pre-service teachers encounter the crucial challenge of redefining their teacher identities. Leaving behind personas formed as students, professional settings necessitate asking themselves what kind of teacher they want to be in a new context. In collaboration with their professor, two pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Inquiry, Student Attitudes
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Duquette, Cheryll; Dabrowski, Leah – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of four preservice teachers who used classroom inquiry and reflection to solve problems when implementing differentiated instruction in elementary classrooms during a practicum. Data from classroom observations, individual reflections, and discussions with a teacher educator were analyzed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Rushton, Claire; Webb, Andrea S. – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This paper discusses a series of inquiry-based seminars that are central to the teacher education program at the University of British Columbia. This teacher education program reflects the changing curriculum in the province. The new inquiry-based provincial curriculum is being implemented between 2015 and 2018 and the teacher education program is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Seminars
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Webber, Geoff; Miller, Dianne – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Few studies take up the question of how to teach pre-service or current teachers to practice integrated, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based methodologies. In this literature review, scholarly research is explored to examine approaches to teacher education based in progressivism. Place- and community-based education is considered as an important…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Active Learning
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Pennock, Robert T. – McGill Journal of Education, 2007
Because evolution in natural systems happens so slowly, it is difficult to design inquiry-based labs where students can experiment and observe evolution in the way they can when studying other phenomena. New research in evolutionary computation and artificial life provides a solution to this problem. This paper describes a new A-Life software…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scientific Principles, Computer Software, Evolution