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The Novice as Facilitator of Learning: Turning Workplace Practices Upside Down

Cara, Coral (2011) The Novice as Facilitator of Learning: Turning Workplace Practices Upside Down. The International Journal of Science in Society, 2 (4). pp. 225-240. ISSN 1836-6236

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Abstract

Building preservice teacher confidence and competence in teaching Science as Literacy in the workplace of schools is crucial for their future practice. However, this paper looks at changing the usual model of practising educators leading the novice preservice teachers in the workplace. Primary educators tend to avoid teaching science because they lack confidence or believe they lack competence in the pedagogy of science teaching. This can be alleviated by involving pre-service teachers (PSTs) in teaching science as literacy. This practice-based paper explores the concept of the Novice as Facilitator within a project partnership between schools and university through a five-week buddy project in the workplace of schools (WiL). The paper illustrates that PSTs can affect their learning and that of others.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23782, novice as facilitator, preservice teacher, science pedagogy, work integrated learning, work practice through partnership, work integrated learning, science as literacy, disseminating science teaching and 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: 24 Aug 2012 00:00
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 01:06
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9205
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