Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

12-2020

Book

Revealing Jesus in the Learning Envronment: Making a World of Difference pp. 263-277

ISBN

978-0-6484704-7-2

ANZSRC / FoR Code

1399 OTHER EDUCATION

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Avondale Research Centre

Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

B1

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

This chapter investigates the issue of how pre-service teachers see their strengths and weaknesses as they prepare to graduate and join the ministry of teaching. The debate between professional teacher education programs covering mandated standards as opposed to providing a deep academic, philosophical, and spiritual grounding in the teaching career is examined. A small survey was completed by a cohort of pre-service teachers in their final year of study. The results indicate that these future educators seem to be more confident with their ability to relate to students than with their ability to meet all of the mandated standards and perform all of the fine skills required in the teaching profession. The chapter concludes by suggesting that students’ perceived abilities in relating to students should be nurtured by their Christian school workplaces to make these relationships count in the faith development of their students.

Comments

Used by permission: the author.

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access a copy of Revealing Jesus in the learning environment: Making a world of difference from Avondale College Library (371.071 K55-1).


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