Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Transitional encounters for pre-service science teachers

Ritchie, S.M. (2007) Transitional encounters for pre-service science teachers. In: Guo, C-J, (ed.) Becoming a Science Teacher: From Mentoring to Professional Development. Psychological Publishing Co. Ltd, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 223-240.


Drawing on the stories told by a sample of four career-changing scientists, this paper proposes three principles that might be used to guide the selection and design of strategies to improve transition experiences for student teachers. These principles are: balance cultural reproduction and production, ensure equitable power distribution, and plan to harness positive emotional energy. I argue that mentors and teacher educators might apply (and refine further) the strategy of discussion forum to improve the transitional experiences of career-changing scientists.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Psychological Publishing Co. Ltd
Copyright: 2007 Psychological Publishing Co. Ltd
Item Control Page Item Control Page