Supporting student teachers during field experience: Insights from student course evaluation

Peter Mtika, Alexander Douglas Weir, Donald S Gray

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The Scottish Teachers for a New Era (STNE) is an initiative to reform teacher education based on Teacher for a New Era (TNE) initiative in the United Stated. The programme, a bachelor of education, is made up of four years of university based studies followed by two years of induction years. The programme aims at developing effective teachers who are capable to enhance pupil learning and achievement in primary school. It is jointly funded by the Scottish government and the Hunter Foundation. While STNE is based on TNE, it responds to the Scottish education context (Gray et al. 2009). This paper looks at the field experience component of the STNE programme and how it supports student teachers through enhanced collaboration, feedback and the alignment between placement schools and the university.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2010
EventEuropean Conference on Educational Research: 2010 - University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 25 Sept 201027 Sept 2010


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Educational Research
Abbreviated titleECER


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