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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Lisa F.
dc.contributor.advisorNairn, Karen
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Karyn Ann
dc.date.available2015-04-12T23:46:13Z
dc.date.copyright2015
dc.identifier.citationFielding, 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/10523/5627en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/5627
dc.description.abstractThis 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.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectinitial teacher education
dc.subjectfield observation
dc.subjectsecondary student teachers
dc.titleWhat 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.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2015-04-12T22:54:17Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineCollege of Education
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
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