Pedagogy, Education and Praxis

A Practicum Turn in Teacher Education

Editors: Mattsson, Matts, Eilertsen, Tor Vidar, Rorrison, Doreen (Eds.)

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Challenges to practicum! The authors have explored professional practice knowledge and the ways practicum is dealt with in teacher education. They report from Research and Development projects based on collaboration between universities and school communities. Empirical studies have been carried out in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Communication about practicum is reframed. Preservice teachers’ experiences during practicum serve as a point of departure for improving teacher education. The book is a must for everyone committed to quality in initial teacher education, including preservice teachers, school leaders and local supervisors. “This volume explores new and different ways to think about the construction and evaluation of the practicum that students encounter. Contributors ask the reader to consider the assumptions that the practicum is based on, question these assumptions and strive to find new and better ways to contribute to the autonomy, professionalism, and moral development of emerging teachers. The focus is clearly on creating conversational and learning spaces for students that encourage them to think explicitly about theory and its application to practice and vice versa. The book not only challenges our thinking but also provides rich examples of research and evaluation in this area, which help us to hear the voices of those involved in the practicum in fresh and insightful ways.” Reflections by Roslin Brennan Kemmis, Head of the School of Education, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • What is Practice in Teacher Education?

    Matts Mattsson, Tor Vidar Eilertsen, Doreen Rorrison

    Pages 1-15

  • Memorable Encounters

    Sirkku Männikkö-Barbutiu, Doreen Rorrison, Lin Zeng

    Pages 45-66

  • Integrative Pedagogy in Practicum

    Hannu L. T. Heikkinen, Päivi Tynjälä, Ulla Kiviniemi

    Pages 91-112

  • Situated Professionalism in Special Education Practice

    Lotte Hedegaard-Sørensen, Susan Tetler

    Pages 113-129

  • Preservice Teachers´ Reflections on Practice in Relation to Theories

    Peter Emsheimer, Nilani Ljunggren De Silva

    Pages 147-167

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Practicum Turn in Teacher Education
Editors
  • Matts Mattsson
  • Tor Vidar Eilertsen
  • Doreen Rorrison
Series Title
Pedagogy, Education and Praxis
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-711-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-711-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 259
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