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Exploring Pre-service Secondary Teachers’ Understanding of Care
This study investigates how pre-service teachers understand their caring role and their potential responsibility to care for students. The authors conclude that it was shown that within an Australian teaching and learning context ‘care’ was valued among these pre-service secondary teachers. However, the findings identified student tensions around discipline, boundary issues as well as anxiety about decision-making when faced with various caring dilemmas. Furthermore, the results revealed that these anxieties were underpinned by concerns about the limited training in this area.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: December 11, 2017
Prospective Teachers’ Conceptions and Values about Learning from Teaching
The purpose of this study was to examine prospective elementary teachers’ conceptions and values about the learn-from-teaching (LFT) skills and model hold about these skills. The authors argue that PTs had a high level of procedural knowledge. However, their conceptions were not always productive in terms of promoting systematic lifelong learning. In The authors try to explain why PTs may have held these conceptions by suggesting three conjectures.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: December 11, 2017
Finnish Student Teachers’ Perceptions on the Role of Purpose in Teaching
In this article, the authors examined the various purposes that Finnish student teachers of different subjects have in teaching. The findings revealed that four purpose profiles were identified among participants: Purposeful, Dabblers, Dreamers, and Disengaged. The majority of participants can be profiled as dabblers. The authors found that the student teachers of religious education most often demonstrated a purposeful profile, while student teachers of mathematics and science were mostly profiled as disengaged. The authors conclude that the moral nature of teaching calls for purposeful teachers for schools worldwide.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: November 12, 2017
Irish Student Teachers’ Levels of Moral Reasoning: Context, Comparisons, and Contributing Influences
This article discusses findings from a longitudinal study of the levels of moral reasoning of student teachers in an Irish university. While comparing theses students' results to international findings, it was found that the levels of moral reasoning of these students’ were higher than those of their international peers.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in ITEC: November 1, 2017
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