What can secondary student teachers learn from a day in a primary school? The impact of a primary field observation in secondary initial teacher education
|dc.contributor.advisor||Smith, Lisa F.|
|dc.contributor.author||Fielding, Karyn Ann|
|dc.identifier.citation||Fielding, K. A. (2015). What can secondary student teachers learn from a day in a primary school? The impact of a primary field observation in secondary initial teacher education (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/5627||en|
|dc.description.abstract||This research examined the effects of a 1-day observation in a primary school for the 2012 (n = 68) and 2013 (n = 65) cohorts of secondary initial teacher education (ITE) students in New Zealand. Reflective journal entries on the field observation and 16 individual interviews yielded 5 themes: The value of an observational visit in a primary setting for secondary ITE students as a representation of practice (Grossman, Compton, Igra, Ronfeldt, Shahan & Williamson, 2009), learner development primary to secondary school transitions, enhancing pedagogical knowledge of group learning, and enhancing pedagogical knowledge of curriculum integration. This sample of secondary student teachers valued observing for a day in a primary school as an opportunity to: consider learner transitions; link theory, teaching techniques, and strategies covered at university to practice in the field; and, affirm career choice. For some secondary student teachers, a day observing in a primary school enhanced their pedagogical knowledge of group learning and curriculum integration. They gained a richer understanding of learner development and transitions from primary to secondary school, and a greater appreciation of the professional practice of teachers in another sector.|
|dc.publisher||University of Otago|
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|dc.subject||initial teacher education|
|dc.subject||secondary student teachers|
|dc.title||What can secondary student teachers learn from a day in a primary school? The impact of a primary field observation in secondary initial teacher education|
|thesis.degree.discipline||College of Education|
|thesis.degree.name||Master of Arts|
|thesis.degree.grantor||University of Otago|
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