This session will outline evidence that supports including big conversations around educational reform into the pre-service teacher education landscape. This discussion will be framed by the mid-point findings of a study examining the pre-professional development of four pre-service teachers during an innovative pre-service teaching placement on a housing construction site.
Dr. Amy Burns is a faculty member and the Director of Field Experience with the Werklund School of Education. Her research interests include non-traditional educational environments and the effects of policy on educational reform. Her primary areas of focus are pre-service teacher education and educational leadership.