Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Details

This article was originally published as:

Christian, B. (2014). Using assessment tasks to develop a greater sense of values literacy in pre-service teachers. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(2), 33-44.

ISSN: 1835-517X

Abstract

Although much emphasis is given to teaching values in schools, there appears to be less evidence that teacher education courses are explicitly preparing pre-service teachers for this responsibility. In this study, the Values for Australian Schools were integrated into two assessment tasks in the second year of a Bachelor of Education (Primary) Degree. Pre-service teachers interacted with the concept of values literacy through reflective readings and planning a unit of work. Results of the pre- and post-surveys and assessment tasks indicated that the pre-service teachers became more values-literate through engaging in the assessment tasks. Results also revealed a shift in their perceptions of the role that teachers play in developing the values literacy of students

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