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Intentions and Behaviours: Record-keeping practices of pre-service teachers during professional experience


Shaw, SG and Pedersen, S and Cooley, P and Callingham, RA, Intentions and Behaviours: Record-keeping practices of pre-service teachers during professional experience, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38, (6) pp. 71-87. Article 5. ISSN 0313-5373 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.14221/ajte.2013v38n6.3


The current expectation of teachers in Australia is that they are able to collect, interpret, and use data related to teaching and learning. Digital technologies in schools, such as electronic methods of record-keeping, offer enhanced opportunities for teachers to perform this skill, and its application has been growing steadily in education. The aim of this exploratory study was to examine fourth-year pre-service teachersí behaviour in record-keeping whilst on their final professional experience placement. Using Ajzenís (1992) theory of planned behavior, this study found that most pre-service teachers exhibited positive attitudes toward the behaviour of recording, using, and analysing classroom data. Despite this positive attitude, many pre-service teachers were unable to maintain any system of record-keeping whilst on placement. For many, this was due to a number of external influences or perceived external influences, which acted as a constraint to their behaviour.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Shaw, SG (Mr Simon Shaw)
UTAS Author:Pedersen, S (Dr Scott Pedersen)
UTAS Author:Cooley, P (Associate Professor Dean Cooley)
UTAS Author:Callingham, RA (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:84840
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-06-04
Last Modified:2017-11-21
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