What is practice in teacher education?

Matts Mattsson, Tor Vidar Eilertsen, Doreen Rorrison

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Professional practice knowledge is an intriguing concept. 'Practice' is a controversial phenomenon. Different traditions, processes and agents are involved in forming practice in teacher education. Different educational arrangements for practicum learning are formed by different historical, political and organisational processes in different national settings. This is a book about practicum. Empirical studies have been carried out in Australia, Canada, Sweden, China, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands. We have explored professional practice knowledge and the ways practicum is dealt with in teacher education. As the reader will find, there are several specific concepts related to 'practice' and 'practicum'. These concepts reflect different aspects of practicum.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA practicum turn in teacher education
EditorsMatts Mattsson, Tor Vidar Eilertsen, Doreen Rorrison
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789460917110
ISBN (Print)9789460917097, 9789460917783
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NamePedagogy, education and praxis


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