Talanga: Student teachers’ perceptions about teaching practice: a case study of the University of the South Pacific.
Date: March, 21, 2014 09:41 Age: 4 yrs
Student teachers’ perceptions about teaching practice: a case study of the University of the South Pacific.
Today’s teachers must wear many hats. They need to be knowledgeable about such important things as child and adolescent development, learning theory, educational philosophy, history of education, and the like. They need also be subject experts. Teachers must select content, organize content, update content, and then deliver content in their disciplines. Clearly, they must know their subjects. But knowledge, alone, does not make for a complete teacher. In reality, very few students are inspired and motivated solely by a teacher's professional and subject knowledge. Skills are also required! This presentation will focus on a brief evaluation of the teacher training program at the University of the South Pacific from the students’ perception. This information will be deduced from a questionnaire distributed to a hundred ED300 participants in 2013, of whom 62 responded. In response to the questionnaires, participants indicated that there is some room for improvement in almost all areas identified by the researcher. Students came up with constructive new ideas and perspectives/viewpoints on the preparation of teachers.
Date: Monday 24 March 2014 | Time: 1-2pm
Venue: FALE Metting Room