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