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    Default ...who simply student teaches...

    Hi,

    I'm not so sure if I understand the meaning of this sentence...

    "A rookie teacher who simply student teaches or acts an assistant teacher might simply be repeating the wrong moves..."

    Does it mean the same thing as: A rookie teacher who simply teaches students.
    Or, does it mean: a rookie teacher who is taught by students?

    I don't think I get this...

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: ...who simply student teaches...

    I think someone who "student teaches" is themselves a "student teacher" - they are still studying to be a teacher. It's a rather odd thing to turn into a verb, but I'm pretty sure that's what it means. In the same way, people might say "He's student doctoring all week at the local hospital". It means he is still studying to be a doctor but he is doing practical work experience at the hospital.
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    Default Re: ...who simply student teaches...

    so if you rephrase it, it would be like:

    A rookie teacher is someone who is simply learning teaching and getting some practical experience at the same time?

    Would this be something like an internship or "field placement" (although I'm not quite sure of the differences between these two...)

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    Default Re: ...who simply student teaches...

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Carolina Morais View Post
    so if you rephrase it, it would be like:

    A rookie teacher is someone who is simply learning teaching and getting some practical experience at the same time?

    Would this be something like an internship or "field placement" (although I'm not quite sure of the differences between these two...)
    I imagine that the system for student teachers is different all over the world.
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    Default Re: ...who simply student teaches...

    I think this is an unfortunate construction. If he's a "rookie teacher", I would have assumed that he was a fully qualified, but new, teacher. But we don't use "rookie" here in Australia, so it looks like that idea is wrong. You can be a rookie and a student.
    Rookie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ems' "student doctoring" does sound good to me either. It sounds like a qualified doctor who has students for patients. At best, it's ambiguous.

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