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Title: Grappling with Multiplicity: A Framework for Teacher Formation
Contributor(s): Masters, Yvonne  (author)orcid ; Freak, Annette  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2015v40n12.2Open Access Link
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Abstract: On enrolment in a teacher education course, pre-service teachers embark on a complex voyage of self and professional discovery. In an attempt to assist them grapple with the multiple definitions of a 'good' teacher, the authors developed a conceptual framework that captures core elements of change, transition and transformation. Frameworks, whether descriptive, explanatory or predictive, inform the knowledge base for educational research and practice. Irrespective of the degree of sophistication of the framework, from a simple concept to a more multi-layered consideration, there is the capacity to present complexity in a more manageable form. The ideas, concepts and constructs charted through the authors' framework include notions of teacher, teacher identity, professionalism, theory-practice divides, critical reflection and professional teaching standards. Grounded in the concepts of 'self', 'other', and 'context', the framework provides a pedagogical tool for addressing all aspects of a mandatory unit of study related to professional classroom practice.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(12), p. 14-26
Publisher: Edith Cowan University
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1835-517X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130103 Higher Education
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390303 Higher education
390305 Professional education and training
390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930103 Learner Development
930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160302 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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