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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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Egan, Kieran; Bullock, Shawn Michael; Chodakowski, Anne – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
We propose that "teacher candidates need to have extended experiences with learning to teach imaginatively," which is to say that teacher candidates need to have experiences that enable them to consider new possibilities in education. We first attend to the general theoretical framework offered by imaginative education before moving on…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Imagination, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
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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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Hopper, Tim F.; Sanford, Kathy; Fu, Hong – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
A common concern in teacher education programs is the fragmentation of knowledge between courses that contribute to separation between discipline-focused theoretical knowledge and teachers' practical work in schools. Drawing on reviews on innovative learning spaces in schools and analysis of teacher knowledge, we theorize a conceptualization of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Alignment (Education), Educational Environment, Educational Innovation
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Anderson, Michael James; Freebody, Kelly J. – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Teacher education in universities is under pressure. In many new education policies there is a renewed focus on teacher quality, and therefore quality initial teacher education. In some countries this renewed focus has led to a resurgence of "alternative approaches" to teacher education such as Teach for America / Australia. One of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Development