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Exploring connections between the in-field and on-campus components of a preservice teacher education program: A student perspective

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Allen, JM and Peach, D, Exploring connections between the in-field and on-campus components of a preservice teacher education program: A student perspective, Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 8, (1) pp. 23-36. ISSN 1175-2882 (2007) [Refereed Article]


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This article remains a APJCE reference : Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education (2007), 8(1), 23-36

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Abstract

This paper discusses the preservice teacher education practicum experience from the perspective of preservice teachers at a regional Australian university. It locates the practicum in the broader context of work integrated learning and associated principles of good practice. The paper argues that there are some perceived disconnections between the infield and on–campus components of the teacher education program as well as an endorsement of some aspects of the practicum experience in closing the theory-practice gap. Our research adds to international debate about the balance between theory and practice and contributes a much needed student perspective on these issues. The paper concludes with suggestions on ways to improve the quality of the practicum experience. (Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2007, 8(1), 23-36).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Teacher education and training; practicum; regional; theory-practice gap; Australia
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Pedagogy
Author:Allen, JM (Dr Jeanne Allen)
ID Code:65751
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-12-01
Last Modified:2011-01-28
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