Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Open- Plan Up-Scaled Learning Communities Chapter uri icon

Book Title

  • Adapting to Teaching and Learning in Open-Plan Schools


  • Clark (1988, p. 9) noted that teaching is “complex, uncertain, and peppered with dilemmas.” More than two decades later, perhaps this comment could be made even more emphatically (Santoro, Reid, Mayer, & Singh, 2013). How best then to prepare pre-service teachers for the differences inherent in the nuanced and multi-faceted work of teaching in open-plan learning communities? We would argue that novice teachers require preparatory experiences that afford productive participation in the culture, narrative, and community of practice of being a teacher.

publication date

  • 2014