University students and professors participated in a shared practicum experience with individuals with moderate to severe disabilities through a weekend long fishing tournament sponsored by an Easter Seal’s Camp. Results from open ended questionnaires were inductively analyzed. Results indicate that students felt the experience was beneficial, provided them with the opportunity to work collaboratively with peers and professors, and impacted their perceptions of their professors. Experience is connected with ‘The Seven Principles For Good Practice in Undergraduate Education’ and discussion for implication for practice in teacher education programs is presented.
Dietrich, S. & Riley, T. (2007). Connecting alternate practicum experiences in teacher education with the ‘Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education’. Kentucky Teacher Educator. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/kte/.