Play in pre-service teacher education

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Curtis, Elizabeth. 2015. "Play in pre-service teacher education." The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education. 22 (4). https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-7955/CGP/v22i04/48628
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Play in pre-service teacher education

ERA Journal ID201582
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorCurtis, Elizabeth
Journal TitleThe International Journal of Learning in Higher Education
Journal Citation22 (4)
Number of Pages10
Year2015
Place of PublicationUnited states
ISSN2327-7955
2327-8749
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-7955/CGP/v22i04/48628
Abstract

This paper reports on a research study undertaken with a small group of pre-service teachers enrolled in a one year postgraduate diploma in primary (P-7) education. The project’s aim was to provide a practical framework to investigate the extent to which the use of a play-based pedagogy in pre-service teacher education aids the students. The paper will discuss the students’ self-reported engagement and learning in the subject and how it was enhanced through the active learning approach, specifically play. This study demonstrates the possibilities for a ‘play’ approach in informing teaching and learning practices in pre-service teacher education and the need to more closely align the pedagogical practices utilised with the future classrooms of the students.

Keywordspre-service teacher education, higher education, active learning
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
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Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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