An opportunity to support beginning teachers in the transition from higher education into practice

Kelly, Nick (2013) An opportunity to support beginning teachers in the transition from higher education into practice. In: 30th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference (ASCILITE 2013): Electric Dreams, 1-4 Dec 2013, Sydney, Australia .

Text (Published Version)
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (395Kb) | Preview


This paper describes an approach for higher education institutions to support beginning teachers across the transition from pre-service into the profession. It presents the need for support with evidence of high attrition rates and of the problems faced by teachers when commencing practice. It suggests an approach that uses mobile technology to facilitate communities of practice during higher education that can then support the teachers in their early years of service.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 24188
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Macquarie University, ascilite, and the authors of individual articles. 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/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 06:24
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 01:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher education; pre-service; transitional; support; community-of-practice
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only