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Capturing pre-service teachers’ development through service-learning


Abang Ahmad, Dayang Hartijah and Othman, Moomala and Jahedi, Maryam (2016) Capturing pre-service teachers’ development through service-learning. Journal of Education and Practice, 7 (23). pp. 103-112. ISSN 2222-1735; ESSN: 2222-288X


This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a Community Service Learning (CSL) program in contributing to pre-service teachers' developmental growth. In this study, 20 TESL undergraduate students carried out a service-learning activity which involved a debate tournament program at a school where they taught and coached debate to 200 school students aged between 13 and 14 years old. With their assistance, these school students gained hands on experience debating. After the program, the pre-service teachers wrote their experience in their reflection log book. A survey was then undertaken to find out how much the program affected the trainee teachers both socially and academically. The analysis of their reflections indicated positive response of the program from everyone. Responses of pre-service teachers in the survey revealed that they have gained much personally, professionally and socially via CSL program. Likewise, the descriptive analysis of the survey provided insights into its benefits to students in general and ESL learners in particular.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: International Institute for Science, Technology & Education
Keywords: Service-learning; Reflection, Pre-service teachers; Teacher development; Teacher preparedness; Debate
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 00:47
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2018 00:47
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55233
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