Journal article

Learning with and from: positioning school students as advisors in pre-service teacher education

H Cahill, J Coffey, L McLean Davies, J Kriewaldt, E Freeman, D Acquaro, A Gowing, S DUGGAN, V Archdall

Teacher Development | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2016

Abstract

This article reports on an innovative pedagogical approach within the Learning Partnerships program in which school students help to ‘teach the teachers’ within pre-service teacher education. Classes of school students join with classes of pre-service teachers to provide input on how teachers can enhance school students’ engagement and wellbeing. The article draws on data collected from 125 students (aged 13–16) and 120 pre-service teachers in these workshops. Findings generated from a mixed methods study combining pre-workshop focus groups (n = Students: 38, Teachers: 33) and post-workshop focus groups (n = Students: 69, Teachers: 15) and post-workshop surveys (n = Students: 96; Teachers: 1..

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