In Practical Knowledge in Teacher Education, expert contributors from across Asia and Europe explore and reflect upon the innovation and creativity in teacher education programs. Specific focus is given to the internships that provide students an opportunity for intensive, hands-on experience in schools. Different approaches to internship provide comprehensive information on a diversity of ways of organising and managing internship programmes within teacher education courses, and equip future teachers with real-world knowledge within a global context.
This book focuses on approaches to internship in teacher education programmes in Europe and Asia. It explores the idea that a consideration of the rich variation in approaches and experience across Eurasia will foreground critical aspects of successful internship.
Each chapter provides a different focus from Asian and European perspectives on aspects of the teacher education practicum or internship, and what can be learned from school placement.
This book is an invaluable resource for all those involved in teacher education, educational policy and anyone who has a stake in ensuring effective teacher education for the 21st century. It offers a far reaching overview of the teacher internship phase across a number of countries, and contributes to identifying distinctive features of teacher education in European and Asian universities.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Becoming teachers, developing practical knowledge Javier Calvo de Mora Part 1: Practical Knowledge and The Institutional Process 2. Teacher Internship: Reflection on the interface between policy and practice in Malaysian teacher education Nagendralingan Ratnavadivel and Aminah Ayob 3. Bridging the mathematics education course and teaching practice: A Finnish example of how to construct and conduct research-based teacher education Raimo Kaasila, Sonjoa Lutovac and Anneli Lauriala 4. The place of internship in the reform of teacher education in Vietnam Nguyen Loc 5. Realising teacher quality through a Master of Teaching programme in Brunei Darussalam Saratha Sithamparam 6. Internship and the education of teachers in Portugal in the new millennium Amélia Lopes, Fátima Pereira and Cristina Sousa 7. Professional experience in Australian teacher education programs: an overview Ruth Reynolds Part 2: Models of Internship 8. Developing teacher competency through practice in Singapore Woon Chai Lou, Geok Chin Ovy Tan and Hairon Salleh 9. Teacher Internship in Ireland: current challenges and opportunities Raymond Lynch and Patricia Mannix McNamara 10. Student teachers doing action research Marit Ulvik 11. Clinical Practice in Japanese Teacher Preparation Programmes Yoshiko Kitada 12. Digital challenges for schools and teacher education Ingrid Helleve 13. Developing internships in the Netherlands: new concepts, new roles, new challenges Corinne van Velzen and Marcel van der Klink 14. Professional learning communities in the teacher internship programme in SingaporeHairon Salleh, Jonathan Goh Wee and Antonia Teng Kit Wah 15. Becoming teachers, learning through internship Keith Wood
Javier Calvo de Mora is a Professor of School Organization at the University of Granada, Spain.
Keith Wood is a Professor at the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.