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I See.. I Hear... I Do and I Understand: Building Competence, Confidence and Pegagogical Capacity

Cara, Coral (2008) I See.. I Hear... I Do and I Understand: Building Competence, Confidence and Pegagogical Capacity. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3 (4). pp. 109-116. ISSN 1833-1882

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Abstract

Australian National initiatives to improve the use of Science, prompted the author to instigate initiatives to build Science as a means to understanding the world. In particular, the Australian Academy of Science findings that Primaty school teachers lack confidence, competence, and selfeflcacy in the teaching of Science (Goodrum et al, 2000; Hackling & Prain, 2005) led the author to create authentic and relevant training that preservice teachers (PSTs) could implement in their school workplaces. Addilionally, the PSTs could infience and facilitate learning for school students and practising teachers. Thus, the author trained her staffand students in the interactive teaching of Science as Literacy (Figure I). This practice-basedpaper explores the Novice as Facilitator within a p j e c t partnership behveen schools and Universiry through afive week buddy project in the workplace ofschools (LiW). The paper illustrates that PSTs can impact upon learning for themselves and others.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID15502, Australia, interactive learning, inquiry learning, pedagogy, practice, partnership, pre-service teachers, science teaching, workplace learning
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
SEO Classification > 9302 Teaching and Instruction
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2011 21:46
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2011 21:46
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3555
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