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A partnership based approach to professional learning: pre-service and in-service teachers working together to teach primary science

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Kenny, JDJ, A partnership based approach to professional learning: pre-service and in-service teachers working together to teach primary science, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 34, (6) pp. 1-22. ISSN 0313-5373 (2009) [Refereed Article]


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Official URL: http://ajte.education.ecu.edu.au

DOI: doi:10.14221/ajte.2009v34n6.1

Abstract

This paper reports on a partnership based approach for preparing pre-service primary teachers to teach science. It involved forming three-way or "triadic" partnerships, consisting of a final year pre-service primary teacher and an in-service colleague, to teach science in the colleague teacherís classroom, with the support of a teacher-educator. The pre-service teachers had to collaboratively plan, develop and deliver a sequence of science lessons and take major responsibility for teaching a 90 minute science lesson, at least once a week over a six week period. The data was collected during 2007 and 2008. The pre-service teachers kept a reflective journal of their experiences using a process devised to guide and support them. The results indicated improved attitudes to and confidence in teaching science for the pre-service teachers and their in-service colleagues. The results indicate triadic partnership approach may be an effective way to support teacher professional learning in science.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teacher and Instructor Development
Author:Kenny, JDJ (Dr John Kenny)
ID Code:60861
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-02-21
Last Modified:2014-11-25
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