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dc.contributor.authorGesner, Emily Ken_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-20T09:38:53Z
dc.date.available2009-07-30T09:43:17Z
dc.date.issued2009en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationGesner, E. K. (2009). Talking About Teaching: A professional development group for preservice secondary teachers (Thesis). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2792en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2792
dc.description.abstractAs teaching is a highly complex activity, so too is learning to teach. One pedagogy which has been shown to promote teacher learning is the use of small group discussion. This thesis examines the experiences of seven preservice secondary teachers at a New Zealand university who met weekly during their second practicum to discuss their experiences at their placement schools. Individual interviews conducted with five of the participants revealed that students felt positively about the weekly meetings. The preservice teachers appreciated 1) being able to hear about the experiences of other preservice teachers 2) tell others about their teaching 3) being able to seek advice and potential solutions to problems 4) the sense of personal connection and emotional support they gained during the weekly sessions. The students reported that the weekly meetings allowed them to think about their teaching from the perspective of others, and gave them time to reflect about their experiences while on practicum. This study situates these findings within the literature on initial teacher education and offers suggestions for future research using this pedagogy.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectinitial teacher educationen_NZ
dc.subjectpreservice teachersen_NZ
dc.subjectsociocultural learningen_NZ
dc.subjectdiscussion groupsen_NZ
dc.titleTalking About Teaching: A professional development group for preservice secondary teachersen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool of Educationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
uow.date.accession2009-02-20T09:38:53Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2009-07-30T09:43:17Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20090220.093853en_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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