Raising a new generation of student-teachers for the 21st century: Field experience learning through connectivity and technology

Wai Mui Christina YU, Timothy William TAYLOR, Mei Po Mabel SHEK, Stella KONG

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Abstract

Background: Field Experience (FE) learning is the cornerstone of teacher education programmes worldwide. We believe student-teachers develop their teaching competencies through experiential learning and reflective practices with the support of stakeholders. We have successfully developed and implemented an outcome-, reflection-, evidence- and technology-based FE curriculum to transform student-teachers’ learning in FE, taking into consideration of local school contexts and contemporary international practices.
Overview of practice and results: A set of reflective learning activities and assessment guides, as well as close partnerships with colleagues from the collegial community and beyond, were developed to support student-teachers’ FE learning. To complement their experiential learning, student-teachers produced an e-Portfolio to showcase their learning and reflections.
Conclusions and implications: Based on our work, we received the University’s Teaching Awards. We will share our successful leadership in the development and implementation of the FE curriculum and its implications on field-based learning. Copyright © 2018 ACEN National Conference.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Citation

Yu, C., Taylor, T., Shek, M., & Kong, S. (2018, October). Raising a new generation of student-teachers for the 21st century: Field experience learning through connectivity and technology. Paper presented at Australian Collaborative Education Network 2018 National Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Keywords

  • Student-teachers
  • Field experience
  • Field experience curriculum
  • Connectivity
  • Electronic portfolio

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