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Type: Book chapter
Title: Inspiring and transforming the pre-service teacher through authentic classroom preparation
Author: Matthews, R.S.
Citation: Critical Perspectives on Teaching, Learning and Leadership: Enhancing Educational Outcomes, 2020 / White, M.A., McCallum, F. (ed./s), Ch.8, pp.145-164
Publisher: Springer Nature
Publisher Place: Singapore
Issue Date: 2020
ISBN: 9789811566660
Editor: White, M.A.
McCallum, F.
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Robert Matthews
Abstract: In this chapter, a course design was examined that sought to bridge the university experience of PSTs with the rich and complex reality of classroom life through a focus on authenticity. By augmenting concepts with richly authentic materials and introducing classroom encounters through microteaching with simulated misbehaviour, PSTs were brought close to the reality of the classroom. Carefully selected streamable, unscripted video footage of actual classrooms enabled the analysis of key sequenced strategies. Each analysed strategywas supported by conceptual accounts from lecture materials and readings. These strategies were then practised through microteaching with role-play scenarios where PSTs re-enacted authentic school student behaviours, including challenging misbehaviours. Concept, strategy and modelling came together in this course to bring the reality of the classroom as near as possible. The effectiveness of the design was examined through in-depth semi-structured interviews of course participants’ post-teaching placements. Results showed a substantial positive self-assessed transfer in course learning into the school classroom—the primary goal of the course design. In addition to competence, a reduction in anxiety and stress due to a sense of preparedness was commented upon.
Keywords: Behaviour; Microteaching; Relationship; Secondary education; Teacher education; Theory of education
Rights: © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-6667-7_8
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