The Value of Praxis-Based Assessment to Stimulate Practical Engagement and Classroom Readiness in Online Initial Teacher Education

Burke, Katie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1086-8981 and Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7399-7663 (2021) The Value of Praxis-Based Assessment to Stimulate Practical Engagement and Classroom Readiness in Online Initial Teacher Education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 46 (10):6. pp. 91-109. ISSN 0313-5373


Abstract

The opportunity to undertake teaching degrees entirely via online learning has proliferated in the last decade. Research shows that students choose to engage with content and application activities when they are directly aligned to assessment. The researchers trialled praxis-based assessment which required completion of practical learning tasks embedded in core learning content over two semesters in two Australian Initial Teacher Education courses. The aim was to enhance online student engagement in practical learning. Insights into the student perspective were gained through a survey, interviews, and learning analytics. The results from this study showed praxis-based assessment increased student confidence, classroom readiness and embodied understanding of theory.


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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: 19 Jan 2022 02:14
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2022 03:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: praxis-based assessment; online learning; Initial Teacher Education; mathematics; the Arts
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
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390402 Education assessment and evaluation
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390109 Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390101 Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160304 Teaching and instruction technologies
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.14221/ajte.2021v46n10.6
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45537

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