Beyond the Practicum: Integrating Content, Pedagogy and Practice in Teacher Education

Louise Watson, Iain Hay, Lynne Hellyer, Darryl Stuckey, Jim Woolnough

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    Abstract

    Teacher education courses have three broad components – subject matter (content), learning
    theory (pedagogy), and professional experience (the practicum). Traditionally, these three
    components have been taught separately but teacher education faculties are increasingly
    expected to integrate all three and to provide more extensive school-based experiences for
    pre-service teachers. Nevertheless increasing the time pre-service teachers spend in schools
    does not automatically lead to improved learning outcomes for teacher education graduates.
    This paper describes the experiences of faculty staff at the University of Canberra in
    delivering content and pedagogy to pre-service teachers through Teaching Clinics in school
    classrooms. The benefits and challenges of integrating content, pedagogy and practice
    through school-based delivery are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralian Association for Research in Education (AARE) National Conference 2008
    EditorsPeter C. Jeffery
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventAustralian Association for Research in Australia (AARE) National Conference - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 30 Nov 20094 Dec 2009

    Publication series

    NameAustralian Association for Research in Education Conference Proceedings
    PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
    ISSN (Print)1324-9339

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Association for Research in Australia (AARE) National Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period30/11/094/12/09

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    Watson, L., Hay, I., Hellyer, L., Stuckey, D., & Woolnough, J. (2009). Beyond the Practicum: Integrating Content, Pedagogy and Practice in Teacher Education. In P. C. Jeffery (Ed.), Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) National Conference 2008 (pp. 1-10). (Australian Association for Research in Education Conference Proceedings). Australian Association for Research in Education. https://www.aare.edu.au/data/publications/2008/wat08516.pdf