Tell Tales: Using Community Partnerships

  • Mellita Jones
  • Karen McLean


Community-based after-school learning clubs are the focus of this chapter and Chap.  9. This chapter describes how community-based after-school learning clubs can provide innovative, authentic contexts for pre-service teacher literacy education. The tenets of Learner as Central and Communities of Collaboration are discussed in relation to the designing, planning and implementing of the Tell Tales storytelling programme for early years’ literacy learning in after-school learning clubs. The authentic learning context provided through after-school learning clubs is examined in relation to assessment for learning of pre-service teachers’ and children’s learning, and issues pertaining to the sustainability of this personalising learning approach in teacher education are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mellita Jones
    • 1
  • Karen McLean
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityBallaratAustralia

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