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Shared Learning: A Collaborative Approach for Supporting Pre-service Teachers Reflective Practice

Margetts, Kay and Nolan, Andrea (2008) Shared Learning: A Collaborative Approach for Supporting Pre-service Teachers Reflective Practice. International Research in Early Childhood Education, 15 (1). pp. 61-68. ISSN 1320-6648

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Abstract

Independent learning and critical thought are developed when students are encouraged to express and review their own understandings and the ideas of others as part of their learning journey. This paper focuses on an innovation to engage and support pre-service teachers (students) in a collaborative approach to learning following a teaching practicum. Through the creation of a learning community, information and practice is shared and further challenged in a supportive environment. The opportunity for students to review their own work in relation to responses of peers enables them to become involved in the process of critiquing their own beliefs and practices, as well as their peers, within a set framework. Favourable outcomes for both students and university staff augur well for the future development of the process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16808, shared learning, collaboration, reflection
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2011 05:37
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 06:38
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3811
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