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Enhancing Teacher Education: The School-Community Integrated Learning (Scil) Pathway, Sue Hudson, Peter Hudson, Lenore Adie Jan 2013

Enhancing Teacher Education: The School-Community Integrated Learning (Scil) Pathway, Sue Hudson, Peter Hudson, Lenore Adie

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

National Australian reviews advocate exploring new models for preservice teacher education. This study investigates the outcomes of the School-Community Integrated Learning (SCIL) pathway as a model for advancing preservice teachers’ understandings of teaching. Thirty-two final-year preservice teachers were surveyed with extended written responses on how the SCIL pathway advanced their understandings of teaching. Results indicated 100% agreement on 6 of the 27 survey items. Indeed, 78% or more preservice teachers agreed that they had a range of experiences across the five categories (i.e., personal-professional skill development, understandings of system requirements, teaching practices, student behaviour and reflective practices). Extended responses ...