Following in the wake of educational reforms in the Asia-Pacific region, there have been signs of a paradigm shift in school and teacher education towards the third wave since the turn of the 21st century. This chapter aims to point out that in different paradigms the nature of learning and the role of the teacher are completely different; the theory and practice of pre-service teacher education are experiencing a shift towards the new paradigm, with its emphasis on globalization, localization and individualization, contextualized multiple intelligences and life-long professional learning in the process of teacher development. From this new paradigm, the chapter also draws implications for innovation and practice in pre-service teacher education in the Asia-Pacific region. Copyright © 2009 Sense Publishers.
|Title of host publication||Innovative practices in pre-service teacher education: An Asia-Pacific perspective|
|Editors||Cher Ping LIM, Kenneth COCK, Graeme LOCK , Christopher BROOK|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|ISBN (Print)||9789087907525, 9789087907518|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|