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Learning the Words: supervising teachers and the language of impact in an initial teacher education programme


Brett, PD and Fitzallen, N and Kilpatrick, S and Morrison, C and Reynolds, B and Kertesz, J and Quentin-Baxter, M and Mainsbridge, C, Learning the Words: supervising teachers and the language of impact in an initial teacher education programme, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 43, (8) Article 7. ISSN 0313-5373 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.14221/ajte.2018v43n8.7


The language of "impact" has been foregrounded in the recent lexicon of Australian initial teacher education (ITE). How teacher education programmes and supervising teachers identify and assess the impact of pre-service teachers’ work with learners across a professional placement is a pressing issue for ITE providers. This paper reports on qualitative analysis of the language of supervising teachers’ summative assessments of pre-service teachers’ final-year professional experience placements in relation to impact. Analysis of written comments that addressed the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Graduate Standards revealed that the language of impact is still emerging within the discourse of supervising teachers. This has professional learning implications for all ITE stakeholders.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:initial teacher education, impact, Australia, supervising teachers
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Brett, PD (Dr Peter Brett)
UTAS Author:Fitzallen, N (Dr Noleine Fitzallen)
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, S (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
UTAS Author:Morrison, C (Dr Chad Morrison)
UTAS Author:Reynolds, B (Dr Bronwyn Reynolds)
UTAS Author:Kertesz, J (Dr John Kertesz)
UTAS Author:Quentin-Baxter, M (Professor Megan Quentin-Baxter)
UTAS Author:Mainsbridge, C (Mr Casey Mainsbridge)
ID Code:128190
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-09-07
Last Modified:2019-09-04
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