Prof Low Ee Ling Published a Paper in Asia Pacific Journal of Education
Thursday, 08 February 2018
Prof Low Ee Ling, Chief Planning Officer of NIE and Professor at the English Language & Literature Academic Group in NIE published a paper titled “Developing student teachers’ critical thinking and professional values: a case study of a teacher educator in Singapore” in Asia Pacific Journal of Education
This paper explores how thinking and values in student teachers are cultivated in the Singapore context, via a case study of a teacher educator selected based on having won excellence in teaching commendation awards.
It adopts a qualitative case study methodology (i.e., interviews with the teacher educator and her student teachers) and uses the theoretical lens of modelling to argue for values pedagogy in teacher education.
The findings of this research shed light on the importance of teacher educators modelling the pedagogical practices that they endeavour to impart in their pre-service classrooms. Additionally, this study emphasizes the importance of teacher educators as role models who truly embody the values that they would like to cultivate in student teachers in the twenty-first century education landscape.
The OER project from which this paper arose is “An exploratory study of beginning teacher mentoring practices in Singapore”.
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