Mapping expertise in social science teaching: the professional development of a beginning teacher

Reitano, Paul and Green, Nicole (2012) Mapping expertise in social science teaching: the professional development of a beginning teacher. Critical and Reflective Practice in Education, 3. pp. 4-13. ISSN 2040-4735

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This paper reports on a longitudinal study of a preservice teacher, Johannes, as he moved from his 4th (and final year) year of teacher education studies in an urban university in Australia, to his first year of Social Science teaching in a secondary school. From the outset of the study Johannes indicated a passion, commitment and understandings of good social science teaching. The study used concept mapping and think aloud protocol to elicit Johannes' evolving understandings over a twelve-month period. The findings indicate that he was well on his way to becoming an accomplished teacher in the social sciences. Johannes acknowledged that the concept mapping exercises assisted him in reflecting on his knowledge structures and facilitated him in making explicit his implicit understandings of classroom teaching.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2012 University College Plymouth St Mark & St John. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2013 01:12
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2014 03:30
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21589

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