Additional professional induction strategy (APIS): Education Commons, a strategy to support transition to the world of work

Henderson, Robyn and Noble, Karen and Cross, Kathleen (2013) Additional professional induction strategy (APIS): Education Commons, a strategy to support transition to the world of work. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 23 (1). pp. 43-59. ISSN 1839-7387


This paper describes a strategy, designed by a faculty of education in a regional Australian university, to induct pre-service educators into the education profession. It then focuses on one component of the strategy, an initiative called Education Commons. This initiative uses a model of critical reflection to engage pre-service educators in discussions about current and relevant educational topics. This aims to connect them into professional networks and to assist their induction into the education profession from the outset of their tertiary study. An analysis of a small data set – two small stories told by an early career teacher who had participated in Education Commons while at university – is investigated for evidence of the effect of the program. The analysis highlights the use of critical reflection and career development learning.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 03:05
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 22:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional induction; transition; critical reflection; small stories; career development learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development

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