Spreading the Difference: Preservice Teachers as Ambassadors of Change

By Coral Cara.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies

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This practice-based paper examines the improvement of educational practice through preservice teacher role modelling of effective pedagogies. The preservice teachers build their own pedagogical practices, whilst role modelling that practice for established teachers in the real world of schools and classrooms. Thus the difference is spread for oneself and others, including for students in classrooms and school communities.

Keywords: Pedagogy, Science as Literacy, Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Workplace Teaching and Learning, Role Modelled Practices

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp.53-70. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 691.641KB).

Coral Cara

Lecturer, Academic, Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Coral Cara has an extended multifaceted career in education and is passionate about inclusive accessible education for all. She is an educator, consultant, and lecturer across all sectors and levels. She publishes and presents extensively on health and well-being and education. Her holistic approach to life and work builds staff and student skills and practice in both education and health and wellbeing. Coral believes that her work in education builds healthy minds and her work in health and wellbeing builds healthy bodies and spirits—both of which are essential for reaching potentials and making a difference for one’s self and others. Coral is currently working with university pre-service teachers using innovative, effective teaching and learning strategies that are learner-centred and inquiry-based. Coral has worked extensively on creating inclusive multimodal teaching and learning that creates engagement, retention and improved outcomes for staff and students.