Student Teaching and the Pedagogy of Necessity

Tinning, Richard I.
January 1988
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jan1988, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p82
Academic Journal
Student teaching as a significant part of the professional development of physical education teachers is implicated in the general failure of teacher education to adequately prepare teachers who can envision a world of schooling that is any different from the present one. This paper argues that the dominant pedagogy of student teaching is inherently conservative, is characterized by technical rationality, and embraces an outmoded view of professional knowledge. The adoption of a critical-inquiry perspective in student teaching is offered as a possible alternative.


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