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Edith Cowan University

2013

Confidence

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What Is The Role Of The Arts In A Primary School?: An Investigation Of Perceptions Of Pre-Service Teachers In Australia, Narelle Lemon, Susanne Garvis Sep 2013

What Is The Role Of The Arts In A Primary School?: An Investigation Of Perceptions Of Pre-Service Teachers In Australia, Narelle Lemon, Susanne Garvis

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The arts are an important compulsory subject area in Australian schooling. In 2014, the Australian National Curriculum for the arts is scheduled for implementation. While the arts may be a compulsory subject area and expected to be taught in classrooms by primary school teachers, current perceptions held by teachers may be different to the view held in the Australian National Curriculum. This paper explores the views of pre-service teachers, who will be future primary school teachers. Through the use of a survey, data was collected from two Australian universities to develop an understanding of what pre-service teachers think about the ...


Classroom Profiling Training: Increasing Preservice Teachers’ Confidence And Knowledge Of Classroom Management Skills, Cliff Jackson, Kym Simoncini, Mark Davidson Aug 2013

Classroom Profiling Training: Increasing Preservice Teachers’ Confidence And Knowledge Of Classroom Management Skills, Cliff Jackson, Kym Simoncini, Mark Davidson

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Classroom management is a serious concern for beginning teachers including preservice teachers. The Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) has developed the Essential Skills for Classroom Management (ESCM), a system of positive and pro-active strategies for maintaining supportive learning environments. In addition, the DETE offers Classroom Profiling, a data driven, non-judgmental process to allow teachers to reflect on the classroom management strategies they employ. This qualitative study investigated whether Classroom Profiling training could increase preservice teachers’ knowledge and confidence in using ESCM. Fifteen preservice teachers in their final year of a Bachelor of Education degree in Far North ...


A Tale Of Five Countries: Background And Confidence In Preservice Primary Teachers In Drama Education Across Five Countries, Deirdre E. Russell-Bowie Jul 2013

A Tale Of Five Countries: Background And Confidence In Preservice Primary Teachers In Drama Education Across Five Countries, Deirdre E. Russell-Bowie

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

In many public primary schools across different countries, generalist primary teachers are required to teach all subjects, including music, dance, drama and visual arts. This study investigates the background and confidence of preservice primary teachers from five countries in relation to drama and drama education. It also examines if there is a difference between the preservice teachers’ perceptions of their own background and confidence in drama education in relation to each of the five countries (Australia, South Africa, Namibia, USA and Ireland). On investigating the differences between countries, there were significant statistical differences in the means of responses from preservice ...