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An engaging pedagogy for social education: co-teaching in a teacher education program

By Linda-Dianne Willis, Gregory Kretschmann, Katrina Lewis and Cate Montes


This article examines ongoing research into the utility of co-teaching and co-generative dialoguing as an approach for teaching and learning Social Education. The context is the introduction of a new Australian postgraduate teacher education program in which three participants - two university educators and a practising primary school teacher - co-taught a Social Education course. This article focuses on how the approach enabled these participants to develop and teach the course to prepare the pre-service teachers to successfully understand and implement aspects of the Australian Curriculum in their future classrooms. The article explores the mutually-beneficial as well as challenging aspects of co-teaching. Conclusions and recommendations about the approach as an engaging pedagogical approach for teaching Social Education are offered

Publisher: The Social Educators\u27 Association of Australia (SEAA)
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:espace.library.uq.edu.au:UQ:353028

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