When constellations align: What early childhood pre-service teachers need from online learning to become confident and competent teachers of the arts

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Cain, Melissa, Burke, Katie and Nislev, Eva. 2024. "When constellations align: What early childhood pre-service teachers need from online learning to become confident and competent teachers of the arts." British Educational Research Journal. 50 (1), pp. 331-347. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3924
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When constellations align: What early childhood pre-service teachers need from online learning to become confident and competent teachers of the arts

ERA Journal ID20005
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsCain, Melissa, Burke, Katie and Nislev, Eva
Journal TitleBritish Educational Research Journal
Journal Citation50 (1), pp. 331-347
Number of Pages17
Year2024
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0141-1926
1469-3518
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3924
Web Address (URL)https://bera-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/berj.3924
Abstract

Pre-service teachers need to experience authentic arts activities to confidently impart the quality arts engagement that young learners deserve. Most importantly, these experiences should contribute to shaping emerging teacher identities. We sought to understand the student experience of online early childhood pre-service in their arts courses, and what they need to become competent and confident teachers of the arts. Using data from 51 responses to a 24-question qualitative survey distributed across three Australian universities, we engaged in the methodological process of qualitative bricolage to present a story constellation offering important insights for online teacher-educators in the arts.

Keywordsarts education, early childhood (EC), narrative inquiry, online learning, teacher identities
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
390302. Early childhood education
390303. Higher education
Byline AffiliationsAustralian Catholic University
University of Southern Queensland
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