Reframing conceptions of contemporary literacy capabilities in pre-service primary teacher education

Honan, Eileen, Exley, Beryl, Kervin, Lisa, Simpson, Alyson and Wells, Muriel 2014, Reframing conceptions of contemporary literacy capabilities in pre-service primary teacher education, in Literacy enrichment and technology integration in pre-service teacher education, IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, pp.17-36.


Title Reframing conceptions of contemporary literacy capabilities in pre-service primary teacher education
Author(s) Honan, Eileen
Exley, Beryl
Kervin, Lisa
Simpson, Alyson
Wells, Muriel
Title of book Literacy enrichment and technology integration in pre-service teacher education
Editor(s) Keengwe, Jared
Onchwari, Grace
Hucks, Darrell
Publication date 2014
Chapter number 2
Total chapters 16
Start page 17
End page 36
Total pages 20
Publisher IGI Global
Place of Publication Hershey, Pennsylvania
Keyword(s) teacher education
literacy
testing
assessing teachers
multimodal literacies
new literacies
Summary This chapter describes the challenges of integrating new technologies with literacy education in pre-service primary teacher education in Australia. The authors describe the policy context and regulatory mechanisms controlling pre-service education, including a national set of professional standards for graduate teachers, a new national curriculum for school students, the introduction of high stakes national assessment for school students, and the looming threat of decontextualized back-to-the-basics professional entry tests for aspiring teachers. The chapter includes three case studies of the authors’ pedagogical practices that attempt to reframe conceptions of the literacy capabilities of pre-service teachers to reflect the complex and sophisticated requirements of teachers in contemporary schooling. The authors conclude the chapter with a discussion of the implications of these case studies as they illustrate the ways that pre-service teachers can be scaffolded and supported to develop creative capacity and critical awareness of the kinds of literacies required in the digital age despite restrictive regimes.
ISBN 1466649240
9781466649248
Language eng
Field of Research 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
HERDC collection year 2013
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30057520

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Education
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