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Masterly preparation: embedding clinical practice in a graduate pre-service teacher education programme

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posted on 2023-05-19, 13:38 authored by McLean Davies, L, Anderson, M, Deans, J, Dinham, S, Griffin, P, Barbara Kameniar, Page, J, Reid, C, Rickards, F, Tayler, C, Tyler, D
This paper describes the implementation of the Master of Teaching degree which was introduced at the University of Melbourne in 2008. The programme aims to produce a new generation of teachers (early years, primary and secondary) who are interventionist practitioners, with high-level analytic skills and capable of using data and evidence to identify and address the learning needs of individual learners. The programme marks a fundamental change to the way in which teachers have traditionally been prepared in the University of Melbourne and builds a strong link between theory and practice. This linking occurs within a new partnership model with selected schools. The model was influenced by the Teachers for a New Era programme in the USA and by the clinical background of senior faculty. The programme sees teaching as a clinical-practice profession such as is found in many allied health professions; this understanding is also embraced by the university’s partnership schools. These schools are used as clinical sites, actively involving their best teachers in the clinical training component. These teachers are recognised as members of the university and are highly skilled professionals who are capable of interventionist teaching and who use appropriate assessment tools to inform their teaching of individual children.

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Publication title

Journal of Education for Teaching

Volume

39

Pagination

93-106

ISSN

0260-7476

Department/School

Faculty of Education

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

United Kingdom

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Copyright 2013 Taylor & Franics

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  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Teacher and instructor development

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