A Context for Professional Learning: Teacher Candidates in Intergenerational Literature Circles

Lynn Lemisko, Marg Epp
2009 Brock Education: a Journal of Educational Research and Practice  
Our findings indicate that intergenerational literature circles were sites where multi-layered learning took place for teacher candidates. These adult learners developed a deeper understanding of and how children read, learn concepts and respond to text and they enhanced their understandings of multiple perspectives. Teacher candidates indicated that co-learning in the context of a literature circle helped them in their transformation into professional teachers as they experienced and reflected
more » ... enced and reflected on learners, learning and teaching/learning strategies. Many revised their definitions of 'teacher' as a result of their experiences in intergenerational literature circles.
doi:10.26522/brocked.v18i2.92 fatcat:hthwchb6lbbi3h243lpwujpab4