Reviewing the purpose of professional experience: a case study in initial teacher education reform

Curtis, Elizabeth ORCID: and Martin, Romana and Broadley, Tania (2019) Reviewing the purpose of professional experience: a case study in initial teacher education reform. Teaching and Teacher Education, 83 (1). pp. 77-86. ISSN 0742-051X


This paper documents the results of a mixed method study focussing on staff perceptions of professional experience in the Education faculty of an Australian university. The study takes place in a climate of both legislative and organisational change and the outcomes provide insights into viewpoints of both academic and professional staff their understanding of priorities and the purposes of professional experience.

The study contributes to the contemporary political discourse and rigorous accountability surrounding professional experience and the role of teacher educators as well as offering potential new insights into the complexity of pre-service teacher preparation in contemporary schools and universities.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 04:34
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 04:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional experience, initial teacher education reform, partnerships, teacher educators
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
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