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What enables student geography teachers to thrive during their PGCE year and beyond?

Rushton, Elizabeth AC; Nayeri, Cyrus; Crowther, Darcy Beardmore; Griffiths, Lydia; Newell, Pierce; Sayliss, Zoe; Wise, Juliette; (2021) What enables student geography teachers to thrive during their PGCE year and beyond? Journal of Geography in Higher Education 10.1080/03098265.2021.1978064. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Drawing on the perspectives of six student teachers (including five geography specialists) and two teacher educators, four key components are identified as being crucial to enable those undertaking a geography-focused programme of Initial Teacher Education to thrive rather than simply survive. These include, (1) nurturing an enjoyment of geography, (2) engaging with education research to underpin classroom practice, (3) developing communities of practice within and beyond school and university settings and, (4) building teacher identity through regular reflection that considers an individual’s values. These insights will have relevance for those considering or undertaking a career as a geography teacher and for school and university partnerships that provide Initial Teacher Education programmes.

Type: Article
Title: What enables student geography teachers to thrive during their PGCE year and beyond?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2021.1978064
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2021.1978064
Language: English
Additional information: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: geography teacher; postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE); geography; education research; community of practice; teacher identity
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10146961
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