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“Fitting Into The Teaching Profession”: Supervising Teachers’ Judgements During The Practicum

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Abstract


  • This study explores supervising teachers’ judgements about

    pre-service teachers during a practicum experience. Making

    judgements is a complex, subjective process with judgements being

    conscious and intuitive, influenced by individual beliefs, contextual

    expectations and personal learning biographies. This research draws

    on Social Judgement Theory to guide the analysis of data collected

    from interviews with experienced supervising teachers. Analysis

    indicated that the supervisors placed most emphasis on ‘personal

    qualities’ of pre-service teachers. This has implications for the

    selection of candidates for teaching, the importance of non-academic

    capabilities in teaching and the development of pre-service teachers’

    personal qualities within initial teacher education programs.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Sheridan, L. & Tindall-Ford, S. (2018). “Fitting Into The Teaching Profession”: Supervising Teachers’ Judgements During The Practicum. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 43 (8), 46-64.

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  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4956&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3953

Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 46

End Page


  • 64

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • This study explores supervising teachers’ judgements about

    pre-service teachers during a practicum experience. Making

    judgements is a complex, subjective process with judgements being

    conscious and intuitive, influenced by individual beliefs, contextual

    expectations and personal learning biographies. This research draws

    on Social Judgement Theory to guide the analysis of data collected

    from interviews with experienced supervising teachers. Analysis

    indicated that the supervisors placed most emphasis on ‘personal

    qualities’ of pre-service teachers. This has implications for the

    selection of candidates for teaching, the importance of non-academic

    capabilities in teaching and the development of pre-service teachers’

    personal qualities within initial teacher education programs.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Sheridan, L. & Tindall-Ford, S. (2018). “Fitting Into The Teaching Profession”: Supervising Teachers’ Judgements During The Practicum. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 43 (8), 46-64.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4956&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3953

Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 46

End Page


  • 64

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Australia