American Journal of Educational Research
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  • Preface

    • Pages: 0 - 0
      PubDate: 2014-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 8A (2014)
  • Mentoring and Service Learning in the University: An Experience Organised
           by the Faculty of Pedagogy of the University of Barcelona

    • Authors: Maribel de la Cerda Toledo
      Pages: 1 - 7
      Abstract: We present in this article the documentation and analysis of a Service Learning (SL) experience conducted in the Faculty of Pedagogy of the University of Barcelona and entitled Els amics i amigues de la lectura [Reading Friends]. This is a training proposal in which first-year students on the pedagogy, social education, social work, and early childhood and primary education bachelor’s degree courses help the city’s children and adolescents to enjoy reading and improve their reading skills. The project sets out to achieve two essential goals. The first, to offer a response to a need which is crucial to pupils’ academic and personal success: raising their levels of reading competence. The second, to contribute to the improvement in university students’ initial training, offering a challenge which enables them to link theoretical knowledge and practical experience, develop basic professional skills and exercise social responsibility and civic engagement, while at the same time building an affective relationship with the pupils involved, with all that this represents. The article consists of five basic sections. In the first two we set out a brief overview of service learning and of the project itself, addressing some of the fundamental questions regarding its history and evolution. An overall vision of the experience architecture is presented in the third point, with a description of how its main phases develop. We go on to focus on analysis of one of the project’s key issues: the pedagogical relationship established between students and pupils. We close the article by offering a number of final conclusions, together with the consulted bibliography.
      PubDate: 2014-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 8A (2014)
  • Becoming Teachers, becoming Researchers: A Case Study

    • Authors: Charly Ryan
      Pages: 8 - 14
      Abstract: This paper presents a case study of a group in initial primary teacher education students becoming researchers of their peers’ course experiences of school – university links. The connection between university teacher preparation programmes and work in school is a well-researched area with suggestions that there is a marked disconnect between the two. The project took an emergent approach to learning researching through carrying out a research project. Unlike many studies, both students and tutors were able to identify a range of links between their work in school and work in the university. Outcomes are presented for the becoming teachers as becoming researchers and as becoming teachers, as well as for the programme as a whole.
      PubDate: 2014-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 8A (2014)
  • Typographies beyond the Classroom. New school Typographies through
           Contemporary Art

    • Authors: Glòria Jové Monclús; Moisés Selfa Sastre
      Pages: 15 - 24
      Abstract: The different types of typographies that we find today in the labels of our society lead us to rethink whether the typography that we are taught in school now and observe in school alphabets are functional for students in Elementary Education and Child Education, who later will have to read and to write with a typography that has nothing to do with what they have learned in school. In this paper, we describe a work experience in initial teacher training in which from the disciplines of Educational Process II and Language Teaching II we asked our university students what kind of typefaces they see in society and whether these are also those working in schools with students who are learning to read and write.
      PubDate: 2014-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 8A (2014)
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