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Learning the craft: A student teacher's story

Rigano, D. and Ritchie, S. (1999) Learning the craft: A student teacher's story. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 27 (2). pp. 127-142.

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Experienced teachers’ craft knowledge could provide valuable resources for the professional development of pre‐service teachers. Through the voice of a student teacher, this article reports on a process of observing and questioning aimed at accessing the craft knowledge of experienced teachers. Learning partnerships formed during this process helped to overcome difficulties with experienced teachers articulating their knowledge, with the student teacher asking appropriate questions and with the student teacher focusing on relevant classroom events. Incorporation of a reflective component within the process provided a means for the student teacher to understand better the nature of teaching. The data revealed potential benefits for student teachers, teachers and teacher educators participating in this process.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: 1999 Australian Teacher Education Association
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