Enabling Group-Based Learning in Teacher Education: A Case Study of Student Experience

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Australian Journal of Teacher Education, ISSN: 1835-517X, Vol: 36, Issue: 5

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De Jong, Terry A; Cullity, Marguerite; Haig, Yvonne; Sharp, Sue; Spiers, Sue; Wren, Julia
Edith Cowan University
Social Sciences; Education; Teacher Education and Professional Development
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Although a great deal of attention has been given to the nature of teaching and the qualities a good teacher ought to possess, there has been little emphasis on the specific characteristics and competencies that teacher educators should have. This paper discusses whether setting explicit standards for teacher educators would help or hinder efforts to improve the quality of teaching about teaching, touching on the viewpoints of student teachers versus professional organizations regarding standards of quality and exploring the implied and explicit standards of academic institutions for language teacher educators in the U.S. and Australia, in comparison with the less-defined standards currently present in the Turkish educational system.