Strategies to Support Inclusion for Students: Preservice Teachers’ Exploration of Tools and Artifacts
The purpose of the research is to investigate the relationship between preservice teachers’ attitudes, funds of knowledge, and self-efficacy of using inclusive high-leverage instructional strategies while collaborating with others to curate an experiential collection of hands-on tools and artifacts. This investigation will employ a mixed-method approach including pre- and post-surveys as well as semi structured interviews of Year 2 BEd students (min. n=5). The findings of this study could contribute to the existing Nova Scotia research on inclusion. The results also could support a pre-service program dialogue in reimagining and strengthening the design of BEd inclusion courses and address balancing students’ experiential with theoretical knowledge, promote positive pre-service teacher attitudes, and enhance self-efficacy about inclusive teaching practices.
Author: Erin Keith
Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2023)
- Date of Conference: 11-13 April 2023
- DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2023.0033
- ISBN: 978-1-913572-51-8
- Conference Location: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland