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. doi: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n2.1

ISSN: 1835-517X

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation

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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