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Open Educational Practice and Preservice Teacher Education: Understanding past practice and future possibilities

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


'Open' is a commonly applied descriptor for a variety of educational initiatives but its meaning and implications vary widely. This paper reviews some more recent understandings of 'open' in education and what that could mean for teacher education. Frameworks for understanding open educational practice are reviewed and past and present practices used in example teacher education courses are evaluated against these frameworks to develop understanding of how selected practices match the characteristics of openness. Directions for future development of open educational practice in teacher education are proposed.


Albion, P., Jones, D., Campbell, C. & Jones, J. (2017). Open Educational Practice and Preservice Teacher Education: Understanding past practice and future possibilities. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 798-806). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .

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