Creating Community Through Common Books
This session will describe the impact of book discussion events on pre-service teachers’ and teacher educators’ constructivist teaching beliefs and practices. Implementation and results of the two-year project will be shared including how book discussions have strengthened and enriched a community of learners across teacher education programs at our university, as well as nurtured the intellect and reflective nature of pre-service teachers. Session participants will examine actual transcription data from student and faculty focus groups.
Hale, Kimberly D.; Malkus, Amy J.; and Hamilton, Lori. 2013. Creating Community Through Common Books. Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. http://hiceducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2013-Final-Program.pdf