Learning and exploring teacher identity: Preparing for teaching in the Partners in Literacy and Numeracy (PLaN) programme

Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7399-7663 and Saltmarsh, Sue and Larsen, Ellen ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4293-2485 (2021) Learning and exploring teacher identity: Preparing for teaching in the Partners in Literacy and Numeracy (PLaN) programme. Asia Pacific Journal of Education. pp. 1-15. ISSN 0218-8791


Abstract

Pre-service teachers in Australian Initial Teacher Education programmes gain classroom experience through supervised, formally assessed professional experience placements and internships. This in-situ experience is recognized as important in the development of professional identities, knowledge and skills. However, many pre-service teachers lament the limited amount of classroom time encountered prior to beginning teaching. This paper reports on a university-schools partnership programme that affords pre-service teachers opportunities for non-assessed school-based experience in addition to, but not part of, their formal Initial Teacher Education programme requirements. Preliminary findings from a questionnaire completed by programme participants suggest that participants particularly value in-situ professional experiences unencumbered by time pressures and assessment regimes, and that these experiences are significant to developing notions of self and emerging professional identities in ways that differ from formally assessed classroom placements.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 00:58
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 00:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: Initial teacher education; pre-service teachers; partnerships; professional identities; professional experience; Australia
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02188791.2020.1866492
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41096

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